I'm preaching at Trinity, Milton on July 4.
It is also my first official day as Priest-in-charge there.
A big day all around.
And I've been thinking about my sermon.
I'm not going to use the pulpit--I'll use the mike the soloist uses and stand on the floor. I want to be on their level because some of what I say might make some of them uncomfortable.
It's going to make me uncomfortable!!!
I want to say that patriotism is not 'love it or leave it'--it's 'love it AND fix it'.
We live in the best country in the world (though some of the Scandinavian countries attract me) but we have a myriad of problems--racial, economic, educational, socially--and we are deeply divided.
I'll be spending the next few days trying to put all that into a gospel frame.
Wish me luck.
Pray for me.
Pray for our nation.