I’d say no one likes change but that really isn’t true. Just about no one likes change but there are some people who actually do, I’m not one of them. There are people who might be surprised at this but I am actually a “small ‘c'” conservative, a very, very, very small “c” conservative. What makes me label myself as such is how unlikely I am to change something for the sake of change. I have never understood someone wanting to change something about themself, or their house or job simply because it has been there for a long time. I am a strong proponent of , “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.”
But there are times when change is necessary. Our texts this Sunday drew me to think about change and what it can mean. We need to change when what we are doing isn’t working or isn’t helpful. We need to change how we behave or think when our behaviours or thought patterns have become destructive or otherwise a detriment. Our Old Testament lesson is about a change in leadership from Eli to Samuel, our epistle lesson is about a change in our thinking, and our Gospel lesson is about a change in what we do as well as a change in thinking.
Give the sermon a listen and let me know what you think.