Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sunday Sermon: "Call Us Beloved"

When the evangelist Luke was setting down his account of Jesus's life, as few as 40 years after his death and Resurrection, people's faith was already flagging. By repeating Jesus's parable of the unjust judge, Luke was telling his discouraged friends, "It gets better." In his anguish over the suicides of 12 gay students since September, that's exactly what Forth Worth city council member Joel Burns said last week about the cruel state of nature sometimes known as high school. How much better all our lives would be if we called one another by the name our Lord gave us. My Sunday sermon is here. To learn more about bullying and how to combat it, check out educator and St. John's Church member Jackie Franke's blog.

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