Sermon for the 17th Sunday After Pentecost (Year A)
“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves.”
When we look around at so much of what’s happening in the world politically, economically, environmentally it’s hard not to notice that the root of most of the awful things going on, is selfishness.
Brazilian Archbishop Helder Camara once said “When I give food to the poor they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a communist.”
Camara knew first hand that the very same people who praise him for giving