To watch is to participate. It matters which stories we tell. It matters, the conversations we have. Do you say it’s all falling apart, or do you say the moment for radical transformation is finally upon us?
This is the starting place. This is the beginning of a new year, which comes weeks before the new year as marked by the empires of this world because God is already moving while we are still waiting. God is moving in the souls of people who know that nothing is hopeless, who cry out to heaven because they still expect God to answer, who can acknowledge their own complicity in the systems that oppress them but long to be free so that all can be free. God is moving in you.
Texts: Isaiah 60:1-6 + Psalm 72:1-7,10-14 + Ephesians 3:1-12 + Matthew 2:1-12 I told you last Sunday that my family took in a movie together over the holidays. Well, later that day Kerry and I returned to the theater, but this time just the two of us, to see 12 Years of Slave at the … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, January 5, 2014: Epiphany of the Lord (transferred)