Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"'Be A Good Boy'": Sermon for 21 Pentecost

During the "woes of October," our month with poor Job, we've learned the virtues of community (when bad things happen to good people, it's a blessing to have other good people around to help), empathy (our own suffering makes us better ministers), and acceptance (when we stop trying to change things that are beyond our power, we often have energy left over to help others heal). While the Book of Job has a tidier ending that the Coen brothers' "A Serious Man," both are about the inestimable ultimate virtue of love -- God's, and ours. My Sunday sermon is here.

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