Love Without Reserve – A Sermon On John 10:11-18

What if you and I are to be good shepherds too? What if laying down life is really about love and how we are to love? Isn’t that what we heard in today’s epistle (1 John 3:16-24)? “We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us – and we ought to lay down our lives for one another.”

I wonder where that kind of love is in your life today, what it asks of you, what it offers you. Is it in your marriage, parenting, friendships? At work? Is it the lens through which you see the world and the daily struggles of people? Is it at the heart of your conversations, actions, decisions? If it is, what does it look like? How are you experiencing it? And if it’s not, why not? What would your need to change to love that way? Continue reading Love Without Reserve – A Sermon On John 10:11-18

A Laying Down Life Kind of Love – A Sermon on 1 John 3:16-24 and John 10:11-18; Easter 4B

The collect and readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter (Shepherd Sunday) may be found here. The following sermon is based on 1 John 3:16-24 and John 10:11-18. She died about two weeks ago. She was young, only in her forties. Her mom, Lupe, is one of the housekeepers for the church and our school. I persuaded Lupe to take some time off and stay … Continue reading A Laying Down Life Kind of Love – A Sermon on 1 John 3:16-24 and John 10:11-18; Easter 4B