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: Genesis 3:14-19; 4:8-16 + Psalm 139:7-12 + Romans 5:12-17 + Matthew 12:38-40 One of my favorite musicals of all time is West Side Story. I watch the 1961 movie adaptation every couple of years, and each time I’m caught off guard by how a story that begins with so much hope and romance can … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, September 18, 2011: Second Sunday in the Season of Creation