The world is starving for the kind of love that will move beyond its ideas about love in order to actually embody it.
I want to encourage all of you to make every effort to be present for this Sunday’s meeting. Even if you feel you’ve already heard all that will be said. Even if you feel you’ve already said all you need to say. The value of this gathering is found not only in the content of our opinions, but in our presence with and for one another. To the person for whom this meeting is painful and scary, your presence may be a sign that they do not suffer alone. To the person who has spent countless hours planning, meeting, strategizing, and preparing, your presence may be a show of support and an expression of gratitude. We are not simply making one more decision, we are making all of these decisions together.
Texts: Acts 5:27-32 + Psalm 150 + Revelation 1:4-8 + John 20:19-31 The preacher has some choices to make during the season of Easter, a season of 50 days, seven Sundays and then the festival of Pentecost. You’ll have noticed that our readings are a little different than usual. Instead of the first reading coming … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, April 7, 2013: Second Sunday of Easter →