With the time change last weekend, the cooler temperatures, and Thanksgiving just around the corner, we are heading into a season that celebrates abundance. But we also know that we are in a time and a geography of contradiction. While we see much evidence of abundance here in Silicon Valley, we also know there are many among us whose experience is one of scarcity. The contradiction is not new, as this Sunday’s gospel reading makes clear.
This Sunday we will consider Jesus’ response to this incongruity as we see yet again the power of scripture to challenge the ways of the world. I look forward to seeing you in worship on Sunday as we gather in that time and space that reorients us to the God who has created and redeemed us and who calls us into community with one another.