Friday Greetings — October 11

Stanley Hauerwas was a professor at Duke Divinity and he is said to have been asked once, “Will I see the people I love when I get to heaven?” In typical Hauerwas fashion, he is said to have replied, “Not only the people you love.” At some level, that is the problem with this faith we hold dear: it includes people we would like to ignore. Grace is only grace if includes us all.

This week, we will talk about the quintessential outcasts within the Bible: lepers. The thing is, it is this very group that is named as faithful, that group that is healed. Join us this week as we remind ourselves that Jesus goes to the outcast and invites us to go as well.

Pastor Tom

Scripture for Sunday

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7

Psalm 66:1-12

2 Timothy 2:8-15

Luke 17:11-19