Sermon by the Rev. Ben Brannan from Sunday, July 31, 2022. "As we continue to make decisions about money in our nation, in our city, in our church, and in our families, who do we need to invite to be part of the conversation that isn’t currently heard? Whose voice should be valued that is left sitting off to the side?
"To the man in the parable, a bigger barn was the answer. But that very night his life was being demanded of him. His obituary might have been entitled, 'Barn Man Dies a Bare Man.' Or he could have changed his ways, much like Alfred Nobel did, to use his abundance to build a better barn, one that was open and charitable, offering his abundance to those in want. Perhaps then his obituary read 'Rich Man Turned Rich Toward God.'
"Instead of banking on more barns and larger barns, God invites us all, rich and poor, into the eternal economy of grace and mercy."