"HEARTS OF STONE"

Rev. Lon Lorton

Third Sunday in Lent

March 4, 2018

Luke 11:37-52

The journey of Lent takes us on a path strewn with stones.

  • Some of the stones are on the inside

Pharisees

  • "Religious" men
  • Assumed they were on the right track because of their religious zeal
  • Scribes - experts on Jewish law

Jesus messed with the minds of "religious" people.

  • He had no patience for religious gatekeepers.
  • He criticized their self pride.

Many of us today carry similar yardsticks to measure others by.

  • Yet we rarely apply similar standard to ourselves.

Godly love trumps rules.

People trump programs.

Compassion trumps protocol.