Pastor Kyle Bitter - The Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany - Sunday, January 30, 2022
Everyone has an agenda. That’s a fact of life and you don’t have to live very long to observe it. In any and every situation, everyone involved has some goal they are trying to accomplish, some person they are trying to connect with, something they are trying to get. Couple of more obvious examples. If you’re a part of a business deal of some kind, you probably assume that everyone involved has a financial agenda of some kind. They wouldn’t be very good businesspeople if they didn’t! If you are talking to someone in politics or government, it’s reasonable to assume that the next election, whenever it might be, is a factor in what they do or say. And I’m sure you can think of other examples. Further, having an agenda is not necessarily bad – why do anything without having a reason – but figuring out what someone’s agenda is goes a long way towards explaining why they behave the way they do and perhaps more importantly, whether you’re willing to trust them or not.
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