Sermon: Who we are and Whose we are.

Lent is a time we work on who we are and whose we are.

Rev. David Lucey delivers a Sermon on March 13th; The 2nd Sunday in Lent at St Francis Episcopal Church.

Who are we? We’re God’s Children.

Why were we created? So that we could use God’s gifts to glorify Him in the world by loving our neighbor as ourselves.

Whose are we? We’re Jesus’ and therefore God’s. We’re Glory Bearers.

THE GOSPEL: Luke 13:31-35

Gospeller      The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.

People           Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Some Pharisees came and said to Jesus, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is impossible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.’ Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.'”

Detail from Why Are You So Angry? (No Te Aha Oe Riri). Painting by Paul Gauguin, image by JR P via Flickr; licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

Published by fr.david

Rector of St. Francis Church. Adopted son of the Old Dominion--Hampden-Sydney loving, Red Sox supporting, Burkean.

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