Ecclesiastical and political pragmatism, with a beat
Thursday, August 9, 2012
"David, Ryan, And Ben"
In one sentence, Ephesians 4:1-3, St. Paul teaches us how to make a lifetime of good decisions. Is it wise? Does it feel right? Does it promote unity? We can't always come up to Paul's standards, especially when these values come into conflict. David famously failed the test. This week at St. John's, though, we were thinking not of King David but teenaged David and two high school sophomores affiliated with out community, Ryan Janics and Ben Zauri, who are brimming with promise as David was while facing down the toughest challenges of their and their devoted parents' lives. My sermon for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost is here.