“The Works of my Hands” – Thoughts on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

I have watched the news, commentaries, and celebrations about the death of Osama Bin Laden. I am not sure what to think or feel. Relief? Justice? Celebration? American pride? Sadness? I keep coming back to the Exodus story. Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord: “I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; horse and rider he has … Continue reading “The Works of my Hands” – Thoughts on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

Beholding and Becoming Perfection – A Sermon on Matthew 5:38-48, Epiphany 7A

The collect and readings for the Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany may be found here. The appointed gospel is Matthew 5:38-48. “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; and if anyone … Continue reading Beholding and Becoming Perfection – A Sermon on Matthew 5:38-48, Epiphany 7A