I felt the need to divert from the Lectionary to complete the “two part” sermon I alluded to last week. Both Sundays stand alone but this Sunday flows from last Sunday pretty well. I was very surprised to see that the Lectionary didn’t continue in Romans so . . . well I just did anyway.
The point I wanted to draw from this text is how important it is to be aware of the weakness of those around us and treat those weaknesses appropriately. The only surprise might be that no matter what Paul is saying in this half of the chapter there are times when it is more important to help people strengthen the weaknesses they have than allow them to continue in them.
Knox Presbyterian Weakness and love
St. Mark’s Presbyterian Weakness and love
For all of you out there who have been saying, “When will we get another installment in Barry’s autobiography?” Your wait is over. This part of my story comes very much from this section of Romans. I hope it doesn’t come across as self-indulgent.