I learned in seminary to try to leave something out of the sermon--you can't say it all and there's always something that will distract from the main point. This was a note I had in my manuscript that I wanted to use but couldn't find a way to make it fit.
“the least of these”—not very comfortable to talk about who the "leasts" are
we don’t want to admit who we think of as least, to ourselves and definitely not out loud, in church
Jesus says to love the least, so we can’t have resentful or condescending thoughts about anyone, right?
It’s a question of how you react to those thoughts, not the having of them.
What do you think?