Forrest Deviney, Director of Christian Education
Woodhaven Presbyterian Church
July 27, 2014 – 7th Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
When I graduated from high school, I had what I believed to be a pretty great plan for my life. I was naively idealistic; which, I know, is quite unusual for someone that age…
I was (and, in many ways, still am) quite passionate about environmental science. I simply couldn’t understand how so many people could continue to live lifestyles that that were not eco-friendly.
I was amazed that people were so strongly opposed to paying higher taxes to support better public transportation systems, and that we were so slow to move away from fossil fuels and to cleaner sources of energy like wind and solar.
I was shocked that so many people simply didn’t care about these things; of course, it wasn’t until I was living on my own and buying my own groceries, and paying my own bills that I came to understand the reason why so many people felt that way.
(…excerpt from podcast)