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Sermon for 19th Sunday after Pentecost 2019

October 20, 2019

 Genesis 32:22-31                           Psalms    121           

2 Timothy 3:14-5:5                          Luke 18:1-8

 

     A woman arrived at the Pearly Gates.  While she was waiting for Saint Peter to greet her, she peeked through the gates.  She saw a beautiful banquet table.  Sitting all around were her parents and all the other people she had loved and who had died before her.  When Saint Peter came by, the woman said to him, “This is such a wonderful place! How do I get in?”  “You have to spell a word.” Saint Peter told her.  “Which word?” the woman asked.  “Love” said Saint Peter.  The woman spelled the word correctly and was welcomed into heaven.

     About a year later, Saint Peter came to the woman and asked her to watch the Gates of Heaven for him that day.  While the woman was guarding the Gates of Heaven.   Her husband arrived.  “I’m surprised to see you, how have you been”: asked the woman.

     “Oh, I’ve been pretty well since you died,” her husband answered.  “I married the beautiful young nurse who took care of you while you were sick.  And then I won the multi-state lottery.  I sold the little house we lived in and bought a huge mansion.  My wife and I and I have traveled all around the world.  We were on vacation in Cancun where I was waterskiing today.  I fell and hit my head, and here I am.