People change. Hearts and minds are moved. Our harshest oppressors can sometimes become our allies, even our friends. Grace changes us, which changes everything. But still so often we deny others the possibility of being made new in the ways that we ourselves have been made new. We withhold from others the same grace that has saved our very lives.
Texts: Isaiah 49:1-7 + Psalm 40:1-11 + 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 + John 1:29-42 Over the past week we in the office, and many of you as well, have been busily preparing the annual book of reports on the ministry of this congregation which you’ll receive next week at the annual meeting. The book of reports … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, January 19, 2014: Second Sunday after Epiphany