A Knock At The Door

Sermon by Rev. Jayme Babczak

A scene from Pixar’s film UP played in my mind over and over again after reading today’s text.

A young boy named Russell is in his scouting uniform. He’s about 8 or 9yrs old. He makes his way up a few stairs to the porch of an older gentleman named Mr. Carl Fredericksen.

Russell knocks at the door and begrudgingly, Mr. Fredericksen opens it. The scene proceeds in this way…

Russell holds up a book that must have a short script written inside and says

“Good afternoon. My name is Russell. And I am a wilderness explorer in tribe 54, Sweat lodge 12. Are you in need of any assistance today, sir?