Do you desire something better than this life can give and are you responding to this desire? Yes? Then you are well on the path to faith, even if (like Abraham) you do not know where it will lead. But are you ready? Are you ready for a new and better life? Readiness is the final component of faith. “Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes” … “if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into” … “You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.”
Sermon for Proper 14.
Readings from Gen. 15:1-6; Heb. 11:1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40.
Preached at Holy Trinity Church Inwood, 20 Cumming Street, New York, New York 10034, on August 11, 2019.