In The Know… (SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY) 2/24/2019

EVERYONE HAS A STORY TO TELL – make yours a good one

Thank you for the sounds of your presence this day of Christian worship, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Thank you for scripture, music, and prayer.  May my beating heart and rhythmic breath also become worship songs of life and love.  Amen.

TODAY, I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU THE HOLY GOSPEL and THEN MY ENCOUNTER WITH RAPHAEL…

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Luke 6:28-37 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29 If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. 30 Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.

32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return.[a] Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Judging Others

37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven;

MY ENCOUNTER…

WHAT ARCHANGEL SHARES HIS NAME WITH A TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE???

*HINT* Seven_Archangels

I will tell you the answer, but first, I want to tell you a story that happened to me the day I learned the answer to this question…

It was a Saturday and I had the day off from my Part-Time job at Hershey’s Chocolate World. After Bible Study, My mom wanted to take me shopping at Sears in the Park City Mall. She wanted me to get new clothes. I went. All the clothes were 60% off for a GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE. I immediately started checking out their dress clothes… I AM A SUCKER FOR DRESS CLOTHES… I was roaming around the couple tables loaded with button down shirts and noticed a tie that looked cool. I went to it… turning my back on the shirts. I wanted to see if they had a shirt that went with the cool tie I found. SO… I turned around… To my AMAZEMENT… someone had put a stuffed animal on those dress shirts…

WHO??? THERE WAS NO-ONE AROUND…

The stuffed animal was of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Raphael…

AND THAT IS THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION…

“WHAT ARCHANGEL SHARES HIS NAME WITH A TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE???”

LET’s GO2 CHURCH…