Making Space for Maturity

Sunday, January 24, 2016

A sermon preached by
Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli at Foundry UMC January 24, 2016, the third Sunday
after the Epiphany.

Texts: 1 Cor. 13, Luke 4:21-30                                                     

“Mature” is defined by Webster’s
dictionary as “completely developed, fully ripe,” “highly developed in
intellect, outlook” and “thoroughly developed, perfected.”  I would hope that we would strive for
maturity in our lives—though, if you’re like me, you catch yourselves sometimes
acting in ways that show just how far you have to go toward that goal.  It is these moments when Anthony rightly
names my behavior as “bratty.”  Being a
“brat,” acting like a [...]