In his first children’s sermon here at St. Martin’s, the Rev. Christopher Thomas talks to the kids about “the rules.” In our gospel reading, the Pharisees are horrified to see some of the disciples sitting down to eat without first washing their hands (a big no-no!) But Jesus rebuked them and told them that it is not what goes into us, but what comes out of us that defines who we are. Father Chris tells the children to “put on your love glasses.” If you choose to see everything around you with a heart full of love, then that is the most important thing…that is how we please God.
Scriptures for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost