“Finding Our Way to ‘Yes’” by The Rev. Kaji Douša

September 23rd,2019 Categories: Pastor Kaji's Blog

In the Gospel of Luke, we hear the story of the rich man and Lazarus, where Lazarus is laying at the rich man’s gate, covered in sores, asking, and seeking, relief. And yet, the rich man and his family step across him. And Jesus tells this story to remind us of how, in the fullness of time, when the eschaton happens, those who are stepping across people in need – those of us who do this – will have to account for that to God. But what I would love to invite us to do, because it is a struggle to always figure out how to help – I would love to invite us to find a way to “yes.” If we can’t help financially, could we at least find a way to pray with someone? If we can’t stop because we absolutely have to get a kid to school, could we at least figure out how we could offer someone a moment of compassion? If we can’t figure out how to give a dollar, or five or twenty to everyone who needs it, in the moment, could we at least find a way to some form of “yes”? This takes a great deal of faith, but God gives us the strength and the power in our faith to pull it off. So find your “yes” for all in need. Amen.

Pastor Kaji’s sermon on this topic: https://parkavenuechristian.com/sunday-sermon-by-the-rev-kaji-dousa-2/