Rev. Vernon Gramling
Decatur Presbyterian Church
October 15, 2022
The spiritual response to having more is humility and gratitude and a lot less entitlement. I don’t care how hard any of us have worked, I promise there are other people in this world who have worked harder and longer. Some of them are living on well less than $10 a day.
We are called and directed toward presence and care—precisely because we are so fortunate.
That does not mean we will ever be enough. In fact by secular standards, we have signed up to be chronically inadequate. The needs around us are far greater than our ability to respond.
We do what we can when we can in the faith that every bit of care matters. Outcomes are above our paygrade—leaving us to discern when and how we will respond.
We do what we can when we can in the promise that this is the way of life that gives life.
We do what we can when we can because we believe our value and worth come from God—not ANY secular indicator—wealth, health, gender, poverty, religious affiliation.
God loves and calls us to do likewise. That is sharing justice.
Let it be so.