Psalm 27:1, 4-9
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” Foolishness. I confess that sometimes I feel like what we do is foolishness. All the world awaits us outside these walls, and yet here we are, here in this beloved but dilapidated building. There are other people we could see, things that could seem much better. Instead of listening to me, for instance, you could be reading a really good book. Instead of waiting for a bit of bread and a sip of tawny port, you could be ordering some lamb and starting in on a real good cabernet. Or you could be saving the world, going on an adventure. If global warming weren’t so severe, you could be skiing. I sometimes think one of the great miracles of God is that anyone shows up to church at all. Sometimes, when we come up the stairs, Lucy points to the door and says, “Church! Church! Sing!” She wants to come to church. This is a miracle, I think.