Isaiah 25:6-10; Psalms 23:1-6; Philippians 4:12-14,19-20; Matthew 22:1-14
There is a ìPeanutsî cartoon in which little Linus is afraid to go to the library …
Charlie Brown tries to relieve him of his fears, saying, ìEveryoneís lonely in one place or another.î Linus asks Charlie, ìWhere is that place for you?î Charlie answers, ìEarth!î
Our Christian faith offers us no illusion that we are a people chosen for exemption from loneliness.
Our Christian faith holds out no promise of a trouble-free life of easy comfort.
Our Christian faith grants us no immunity from evil and its consequences.
Rather, our Christian faith provides us with the spiritual equilibrium, the spiritual stamina we need to face up to the burdens and the evil days and the fears that overtake us, often in the most unexpected ways.
With eyes of Christian faith, however, we see things as they are in the light of things as they should be.
With eyes of Christian faith, we see our own culpability for things as they are and our own…