Bring a Banana Bunch.
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I’m so happy you’re here today!
So I brought something with me today. What is it? A bunch of bananas. Right bananas. I bought these on Friday during my weekly trip to Costco. They were pretty green when I got them so I left them out to turn yellow. I don’t eat bananas a lot but my kids enjoy them. Do you like them? Yes. No. Accept answers.
Let’s pretend today that we love bananas. Like love them. Like need to eat them every day or it feels like something was missing in our day. So we love, love, love bananas!
Now let’s look at these bananas. Now we all know they’re bananas because this is what they look like. But are they all the same? No! Some are different sizes. Describe the bananas and he they are different. Different sizes, colors, shapes, and some will make us fill more full than the others. Each one of these bananas is different! But they’re all bananas and we love bananas so after we eat just one, no matter its size or shape or color, we’re going to feel happy, and whole, and satisfied.
Jesus tells a story today that reminded me about these bananas. In the story, someone has a large field and needs people to spend the day picking food off it. Some people start at the beginning of the day, some start after lunch, and some start right before dinner time. All the workers work a different amount. Some worked all day and some worked for only an hour. But the person who owns the field pays everyone the same generous amount. And the owner pays them all the same, regardless of who did what, because the owner wants to be generous. And that generosity is a picture of God’s love for us. No matter who we are, how tall we are, how old we are, or what we do – God keeps loving us. God keeps helping us. God keeps being with us. God’s love is generous and God keeps giving that love to us, showing us how we’re supposed to love the people around us. So like these bananas, it doesn’t matter who we are or what we look like, God keeps loving us because that’s just what God does.
Thank you for being up here and I hope you have a blessed week!
Each week, I share a reflection for all children of God. The written manuscript serves as a springboard for what I do. This is from Christ Lutheran Church’s Worship on the 16th Sunday After Pentecost, 9/24/2017.