God’s Kitchen Table

The Very Rev. Tracey Lind

St. James the Fisherman, Wellfleet, MA

August 28, 2022

Proper 17C

Proverbs 25:6–7, Psalm 112 , Hebrews 13:1–8, 15–16, Luke 14:1, 7–14

Life is a risk. It always has been and always will be. When you get out of bed, you might fall and break your hip; or when you eat breakfast, you might get salmonella from your scrambled eggs. When you drive to work, you might get into an accident; and when you walk into work, you might get laid-off.

Relationships are risky. When you greet new neighbors, they might not like you; when you accept a new job, you might not like your co-workers; or when you hire new employees; they might not work out. You risk that a first date might be a wasted evening, or that your attraction might not be reciprocated. And since nearly half of all marriages end in divorce, it is a really big risk when we stand at the altar and say, “I do.”

In the past few years, life has felt much riskier.  . . .