What Do We Want?

Jesus turned around, saw them following, and said, 'What do you want?'

John 1:38
John 1:35-42

Sermon Topic


A New York City doctor, father of a twenty-six-year-old daughter and a twenty-two-year-old son, has formulated the following telephone answering machine message to respond to calls from “grown up” offspring:

“Hello, sorry we’re not here to receive your call, but listen carefully to the instructions and tell us what you want”…

If you require financial assistance, PRESS ONE.

If you are in a state of emotional turmoil concerning matters romantic, and require a lengthy, sympathetic discussion, PRESS TWO.

If you are being treated unfairly at school or at work and wish to communicate your anger to a family member, PRESS THREE.

If your car or a household appliance needs immediate repair or replacement, PRESS FOUR. If you are calling merely to inquire about our well-being and to engage in a few moments of pleasant conversation, please check the number AND DIAL AGAIN.

In today’s Gospel Lesson, as Jesus is walking along the bank of the River Jordan, John the…

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