Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Thinking about my July 4 sermon

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.


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some ponderings by an aging white man who is an Episcopal priest in Connecticut. Now retired but still working and still wondering what it all means...all of it.