Sunday, January 18, 2009

Changing the World

For only in these words
of the one who would go to the cross
are we able to change the world
replacing hatred and war,
with love, forgiveness, and peace
Something so simple, so hard to do
all within us; able only,
with the help of the spirit
living inside each one of us
Act in the world,
as the world is seen by God
all of us sinners, all of us worthy
of his love, of his saving, of his grace
Like Christ, if we are to follow his example
we must let go of our hate and our anger
and love of neighbors,
all of us children of God

January 18, 2009
the message, “It’s not just a dream but a reality”
on the sign in front of church,
the story of Moses and Joshua,
Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Joshua 1:1-9
and on the juxtaposition of the
80th birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
and the inauguration of Barack Obama
as President of the United States of America
along with
Micah 4:1-4
Matthew 5:43-48
the sermon, “Love Your Who???”,
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson,
Suncook United Methodist Church, Suncook, NH,
and the hypothetical put to Eric Holder, nominee for Attorney General,
by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) on the use of waterboarding,
January 15, 2009, during his Senate Confirmation Hearings,

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