We serve a bad master in this world, whether we want to or not, and here’s the worst part of it. We all benefit from that. Each one of us here is benefiting from our service to a bad master. Jesus, on the other hand, what does he do? He comes into this world, he takes a look at this dishonesty. He takes a look at how even the children of light are trapped in it, and he takes a dishonest system, a corrupt legal system, a corrupt justice system, and he uses that instrument, that corrupt scale called the cross to make a friend out of God.
Sermon for Proper 20.
Readings from Amos 8:4-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13.
Preached at Holy Trinity Church Inwood, 20 Cumming Street, New York, New York 10034, on September 22, 2019.