Dip Your Finger In The Water


A version of the parable Chuck told about heaven and hell is illustrated in the video above.

Canon Theologian Chuck McCray makes Luke 16:19-31 sing with the spiritual Poor Man Lazarus. Click the triangle in the player below to listen now or the download link to save a mp3 file to listen later.

The Difference

Ballerina on Wall Street Bull (from Occupy Wall Street)We all know the way the world works. Jesus describes it in Luke 16:1-8a (Father Jeff recommends we end the reading at the semi-colon; after the first half of verse 8.)  Eduardo Galeano tells of how today’s world works in a passage from his book Children of the Days shared in the sermon by Father Jeff. Weaving these stories with our story, Father Jeff points out that:

“…[R]ight now, today, regardless of what Wall Street does, regardless of what the big wigs decided to do. We can live, you and me, in the light of the agenda of God…you and me, we, can make a difference.”

Click to listen now or download to listen later with the player and links below.

We pick up the recording at the second part of verse 3..
here is the first part of the reading from Luke 16:

Then Jesus said to the disciples, ‘There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. So he summoned him and said to him, “What is this that I hear about you? Give me an account of your management, because you cannot be my manager any longer.” Then the manager said to himself, “What will I do, now that my master is taking the position away from me?….