Proper 28C

Day: Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary Passage: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

Scripture Focus: 2 Thessalonians 3:11-12

Object: A Picture of Lazy Smurf

Our Bible story for today reminded me of one of my favorite cartoons: The Smurfs. It was about these small blue creatures who love to eat smurfberries and go on adventures. One of the Smurfs was called Lazy Smurf. Can you guess why? … Because he was lazy! He spends almost all his time sleeping, either in bed, a hammock, on the grass… pretty much anywhere, anytime, day or night. Lazy Smurf was the laziest of all the Smurfs.

I got thinking about Lazy Smurf because our Bible story warns us against being lazy. It says that laziness is not a good thing. Laziness means we’re not willing to work. As followers of Jesus, we’ve got to learn to work. Not just at regular jobs to earn money like our moms and dads do, but we’ve also got to work for God! We can work for God whenever we help others or tell them about Jesus. So, instead of being a lazy smurf, we’ve got to be worker smurfs!

Let’s pray: God, help us all to be good workers for you each and every day and all the time. Amen.

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