November 6, 2023

A51: The Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Year A (2023)

Rev. Ginger E. Gaines Cirelli, Pastor of Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, preaches a sermon called “What’s It Gonna Be?” from Joshua 24:1-3a and 14-25. She says of today’s passage, “This moment is a significant point of transition for the nation, a decision point about what kind of nation Israel will be and how they will live together in a new context.” She says that we, too, find ourselves in a moment where we have some choices to make. “At a certain point, like the Israelites of old, we simply have to make a decision about whether we’re serious about loving God and loving neighbor, whether we’re serious about living the promise or just talking about it. So what’s it gonna be?”

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