From Pastor Davies – 9/27
One day a man bought a mousetrap for his basement. When he went down to set it, he realized he had forgotten to buy any cheese. So he cut a picture of cheese from a magazine and placed it on the trap. Surprisingly enough, it worked! When he went down to check the trap the next day, he found a picture of a mouse.
Being a Christian is hard. Helping a stranger when you might be putting yourself in danger; telling the truth when no one else is willing to take a stand; giving your time and talents to the church when you already have too much to do – these things are not easy. But you can’t fool God. Looking the other way when you pass someone in need; saying nothing at all rather than speaking with honesty and integrity; and feigning new responsibilities in order to excuse your lack of involvement in the church will not fool God. God doesn’t want a photograph of a Christian; God wants the real thing.
I pray that God will help us all to be authentic Christians. See you in worship this Sunday when we will celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper on World Communion Sunday.