November 26, 2023

A53: Reign of Christ Sunday, Year A (2023)

Ginger Gaines-Cirelli

Rev. Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli, Pastor of Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, preaches a sermon called “Invisible Christ” from Matthew 25:31-46. Cirelli says, “Notice that in our parable today Jesus isn’t telling us to judge other people; he is telling us to love and to care for them—especially the poor and vulnerable…But we humans are really good at giving attention to assigning “goatness” to others and to ourselves.” Cirelli asks, “How can we read this parable in a way that allows us to maintain both its urgent call to accountability and action and our belief in a loving and merciful God?” Listen to find out how.

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