Sermon; The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: "Ambassadors of Peace"
Date: July 7, 2019
Liturgical Day: The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 9C)
In his letters, even to communities he wishes to challenge, the Apostle Paul often begins by sharing words of grace and peace. In this morning’s Gospel, Jesus commissions 70 of his followers to go ahead of him as ambassadors of peace, seeking to touch the hearts and lives of those they meet, and proclaiming to them that the kingdom of God has near. Our call is the same as theirs. We too are sent into this world with a message of peace. And as we share it, we too, like them, will experience the joy that comes from Christian faithfulness.