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The Church’s 500-Year Rummage Sale


First in the series “Re-form: Discovering the Once and Future Church”

One of the things I’ve noticed about living in Monument, and particularly in our Jackson Creek neighborhood, is that people tend to go crazy for yard sales. It’s not the season for them right now, but come spring everyone will be looking to do a little house cleaning and get rid of some of the stuff that’s accumulated over the years. Some will bundle those used treasures off to Goodwill, but others will simply lay them out in the driveway in hopes that someone will come and haggle over their value and make a little money in the process.

Interestingly, those same people who sell their junk are also usually the ones to go and buy someone else’s junk at another yard sale! When I was serving in Park City, the youth group had a rummage sale fundraiser every year. One year, someone brought in a poker table to sell and sell it did. But, curiously, the same table showed up again the following year and the year after that. It had simply been passed from one family to another—apparently it wasn’t bringing the new owners any more luck than the previous ones! It was a reminder to me of the old adage—what comes around goes around.

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