The Place of Honor
The lessons this week provide a good example of the contrast between human reason and God’s foolish graciousness. The three examples in the Gospel lesson are key. Pharisees would use the law of not working on the sabbath as an excuse not to help people. But God’s law was not meant to keep people in brokenness, but instead to turn them so that the gospel would save them.
It would be good in Sunday School this week to give some examples that make the lesson of the Luke reading come alive. How do we put other people first in line for the snacks after church instead of running to the front? How do we use our own “free time” as a blessing to others?