Working the Vineyard

Working the Vineyard

Jesus used parables to get his message across – knowing that these parables would be used in countless places and generations.  They use symbols, but these symbols can be applied to many different situations.  Just think of all the congregations that will hear this parable this weekend, and all those congregations in previous generations.

What does the parable of the Householder who planted a spacious vineyard mean for us?

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Abortion is Not a Settled Issue

Abortion is Not a Settled Issue

We are gathered here to pay our respects to the mortal remains of those who have gone before us in the course of life.  We are focused especially upon those unborn children, whose lives were terminated by abortion.  Normally, their dismembered body parts would be laid to rest here, but today most of the victims of abortion are immediately discarded as rubbish in a garbage disposal unit or in dumpsters.

Some people may ask why were are here today at this cemetery, Gate of Heaven.  They may claim that the abortion issue has been settled by two Supreme Court decisions (Roe V. Wade in 1973, and Casey V. Planned Parenthood in 1994), and that we should simply accommodate ourselves to the law of the land.  But that is not an accurate, or fair, description of the matter.

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