Sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 25, 2014
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wallis, Texas
Sermon Text: John 14:15-21
Sermon Theme: “Who Needs Help? We All Do”
(Sources: Emphasis Online Commentary; Emphasis Online Illustrations; original ideas; Wikipedia online; Anderson’s Preaching Workbook, Cycle A)
Grace, mercy and peace to you from God our father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
As a person who wanted to be a cartoonist from age five to age twenty-five, I naturally notice any cartoon that shows up anywhere. Sometimes a cartoon can capture life attitudes better than a novel or a poem.
A cartoon in the New Yorker a few years ago sadly depicted the way that many people live. It depicted two young women, who, having just returned to their apartment from their day’s work, are trying to relax and make the most of their leisure time. Both look, and are, thoroughly bored.
One remarks, “I don’t know whether to take a Benzedrine and go to the party, or a Nembutal and go to bed.” Continue reading