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Proper 15? What a strange name for the Sunday.
The green weeks after Pentecost are called “Proper”. We will count them up to week 28 this year, before we get ready to start Advent and our new Christian Year with the first purple block at the top.
During the Proper weeks, we spend time getting to know Jesus better, understanding what he taught us to do, and remembering our responsibility as Christians.
Our Story this week
Even Jesus makes mistakes
Thinking about the words we say
Jesus told the Pharisee and his disciples that God cares about what is in our heart. And then Jesus forgot to show God’s love by denying a foreign woman the gift of healing her daughter. See, even Jesus made mistakes and was not perfect.
God doesn’t want us to be perfect, but God does want us to have good things coming out of our hearts and to use our words to make people feel better. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that, just like Jesus had a hard time remembering. It is especially hard when we are tired or angry.
This week, try to focus on your words. Are they words that tear people down or are they words that build people up? How do our words matter? Take about this with the grown ups in your life.