Sunday, January 18, 2009

Living Christ’s Words

Transforming words, living Christ’s words
explaining much, holy, about why we are here,
in this sanctuary, in this fellowship,
remembering the preacher, the teacher
his birthday weekend, his ministry, his movement,
transformed by the words of the Christ,
knowing the sacrifice, the pain,
each would endure
knowing the love each one bore
the call of the master,
to serve, not to be served
to care, not to be cared for,
to give not to receive
to love rather than to hate
to stare persecution in the face
to offer themselves for that which is right
to leave a legacy of love, of hope
for this time and for all time
living Christ’s words
so we are called to do
if we are to claim his name
if we are to serve the master
in all of our days

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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