Sunday, January 18, 2009

Understanding this moment

A hope of a nation, a people, a cause
a movement coming to fruition
a people wondering and waiting
a chasm about to be crossed

We stand at the edge of the canyon
and wonder if this is the one
to lead us out of the wilderness
and into the land of peace and love

We watch to the history behind us
to the men who carried the torch
and remember all who died
to reach this moment in time

But for all the wondrous moments
the hope and wonder and cost
all is based on the one
who offered himself, up on the rugged cross

For only in his teachings
that love must triumph over hate
that we are all one people
all worthy of God’s great love

For our enemies are our neighbors
our lot intertwined with theirs
and we are to love our God and our neighbors
as we would wish to be loved by them

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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