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Sermon: Our Love is All God's Money

Our Love is All God’s Money by Katrina Ross Zezza, September 24, 2023, First Presbyterian Church of Beacon, NY  Reading: Matthew 20:1-16  ______ Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk, a mystic and a theologian who wrote more than 50 books over the course of his life. In one of his writings, he describes being in a bustling shopping district in Louisville, Kentucky one day, at the corner of Fourth and Walnut. When suddenly he had a life-changing experience in which he realized that he loved everyone there. He says it was like waking from a dream of separateness and self-isolation, and that even though they were complete strangers, they were his and he was theirs. It was such a relief, he says, such a joy that he almost laughed aloud. And he wrote, “I have the immense joy of being human, a member of a race in which God became incarnate. As if the sorrows and stupidities of the human condition could overwhelm me, now that I realize what we all are. And if only everybody could realize this! Bu

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