Favouritism, partiality, no matter what you call it, NO ONE likes it. Even when the deck is stacked in our favour there is still a little something that we don’t like about it. When someone else gets ahead because of favouritism being directed to them then there isn’t a little something we don’t like about it but a BIG something.
So why would I be writing about this on this particular Sunday? This Sunday in the Liturgical year is the Baptism of the Lord Sunday . . . where is the connection? The connection begins with the first phrase in Peter’s sermon in the Acts reading for today, “Then Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality,” Acts 10:34 NRSV. As far as whether or not I connect these two rather disparate dots, well you might have to give one or both sermons a listen and then let me know.
Knox Presbyterian No partiality means no partiality. Period.
St. Mark’s Presbyterian No partiality means no partiality. Period.
I hope you find something of interest or challenge in these sermons. If you have any questions or comments, well there is a handy box below this for you to do that very thing.