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A sermon by the Rev. Jessica Martin, for Remembrance Day – Snakes and Ladders
Today we remember especially the dead who died with their lives and their promise unfinished and unfulfilled. They died by violence, and their loss is beyond our understanding. We see the waste of the lives they did not live as we look upon the tossing waste of waters between them and us, and we mourn for them even as we thank them for the actions of their often brief lives. As we do these things, we grieve that the dead cannot hear us.

But the dead can hear one voice. They can hear the voice of the one whom death could not hold, the one through whom death is joined back into life. In our Lord Jesus Christ, who knows our griefs and has carried our sorrows, the unspeakable joy of God’s life beyond loss is his gift to the dead and to those who die. He joins us, in himself, to the Creator of all things, redeeming all the lost time, and saving everything that is good and true. For the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. Amen.
sermon  by:jessicamartin  via:ayjay 
november 2018 by dirtystylus
This Christmas, Receive the Gift of Grateful Dependence – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
What we expect from each other in a generous and grown-up society is much more to do with all of us learning how to ask from each other, how to receive from each other, how to depend on the generosity of those who love us and stand alongside us. And that again means a particular care for those who need us most, who need us to secure their place and guarantee that there is nourishment and stability for them.
via:ayjay  advent  christianity  church  empathy  dependence  religion  jesus  christmas  rowanwilliams 
december 2016 by dirtystylus

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