April 14th (Palm Sunday): “What Does Money Have Do Do With This?” Currency of Money
Luke 19:28-40 (Isaiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 23:1-49)
1 Timothy 6:10 says “the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.”
Money has no value or life except what we give it. The only real value of money is its usefulness in exchanging it.
This can be seen in the story of Judas who betrayed (exchanged) Jesus for 30
pieces of silver. It was only later that Judas realized what he had done.
Though Judas could have bought a number of things with those 30 pieces of
silver, he ultimately realized the cost.
How do we value money? How does money serve our values? Passion Sunday is all about values, or better the clash of
values. Each story reveals different values at play that lead to the cross.
Ultimately, however, God’s
value shines through
it all. What values
do you see in
this story? Where do you see God’s values shine through? How does our
investment of time, talent and treasure reflect our values?