Sermons and Reflections
The lectionary for September 18, 2022 (Proper 20) has several rich possibilities for sermons: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1, Psalm 79:1-9 (see especially verses 1-3), and Luke 16:1-13 (see especially Luke 16:13).
Other possible scriptures with which to wrestle:
Isaiah 2:4 ...and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation; neither shall they learn war anymore.
Luke 6:27-31: I say to you that hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To him who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from him who takes away your cloak do not withhold your coat as well. Give to everyone who begs from you; and of him who takes away your goods do not ask them again. Do to others as you would have them do to you.