Faith for the future: Sermon for 7 August 2016 Proper 14

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 1:1, 10-20

Luke 12:32-40

Faith for the future

In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

I was once Associate Minister in Currie, which is nowadays is a suburb of Edinburgh, but it was always interesting to talk to the oldest people who remembered when it had been a little country village. One very old lady told me once she had been worshipping in the same Church- Currie Kirk- all her life. And she told me how it had been when she was a girl. She explained that her family had to go to church each Sunday. Her father was a gamekeeper, and if he wasn’t there the laird would have noticed and he’d have lost not just his job, but his tied house as well. Homeless and jobless if they didn’t go to church. Continue reading