Scripture Reading: Love Your Enemies / Judging Others
When I was in high school, we had a chance to participate in a career day seventies style. Regular classes were canceled and a number of professional people were brought in; invited to campus to share in one-hour sessions a little bit about their trade or about their occupation. We students had the chance to sign up for whatever half dozen or so sessions that were most appealing or of interest to us. I can honestly say that I don’t remember any of the ones that I signed up for except for one, mixology. I kid you not. At age 16 I had the opportunity to take a crash course on how to make mixed drinks, and in the comfort of my high school classroom. Well, when I hear the final verse of our scripture text today I actually think of this, this practice of mixing drinks. Though it was enough to inspire my sermon title, that verse, however, doesn’t have anything to do with mixing drinks even though I think of it that way.