An Idle Tale

a sermon for Easter Sunday

Disbelief is how we respond when things don’t fit what we know about the world. There’s no shame in that.  We know from experience that life follows a pretty predictable path – that power conquers love; that the poor will always suffer; and that the dead stay dead.  Or do we?

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Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes*

a sermon for the 5th Sunday in Lent

When Mary anointed Jesus’ feet with costly perfume, it was an act of total love and devotion.  But it was also completely extravagant and wasteful – totally unnecessary…like wearing diamonds on the soles of her shoes.*

*Title comes from a song by Paul Simon.

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Turning Aside

a sermon for the 3rd Sunday in Lent

When Moses saw a bush burning in the wilderness but not being consumed, he turned aside to see what was going on.  We’ll never how long that bush had been burning – how many centuries, how many shepherds passed by without ever stopping…until the day Moses followed his inquiring and discerning heart.

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