John the Baptist reminds us that we have both a responsibility and role to play. We must not seek only the peaceful calm, but also the peace that comes with justice. Seeking justice is noisy and dangerous and the water we encounter might be water cannons trying to wash us away. Let us bravely ride the waves as we head to the margins with John the Baptist to speak truth to power and stand on the side of justice for God’s people and God’s earth.
Sermon title from Counting Crows, 1996 song title, for sermon titles from 1990’s songs series. The songs are “Hail to the Lord’s Annointed” and “Comfort, Comfort, O My People.” The sermon, service and this week’s tweets reference Diana Buttler Bass, Wild Goose Worship Group of the Iona Community, Edward Hays, William Herzog, and Burgess.
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