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Pentecost 20

David Gibbons
October 22, 2017

Pentecost 20

In Sunday’s Gospel leaders try to trap Jesus but he amazes them by saying, and I paraphrase: While we live in the world of Empire we also live in the Kingdom of heaven.  That’s like saying while we are Americans and we obey US laws, deeper than that, our identity is in God.

We are made in the image of God – God dwells in us and we in God.  We are called to live into this self-understanding and remember that before anything else our identity is in Christ.