There are always customs and regulations and laws, traditions cultivated to serve and protect us, which over time have come to choke and restrain us. In the face of such great opposition, we must remember our heritage. We are people marked by God’s promises, blessed with bodies that God made and God loves. We are destined for liberation, not bondage. Because God has shown such faithfulness to us, we are already free. How shall we use our freedom? Who shall we stand beside?
[Holding aloft a copy of the Pocket Edition of Luther’s Small Catechism] Was ist das? Dies ist ein geschenk. This is a present. It’s a gift from us to you. These little pocket editions of Luther’s Small Catechism have been floating around the church, in one form or another, for almost five hundred years now. … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, March 4, 2012: Second Sunday in Lent