Monday, February 4, 2019

Jesus, Jubilee, and Questions Worth Repeating

A sermon delivered at Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Clifton Heights on Sunday, February 4, 2019.

"We need Jesus to come to our sanctuaries, read from the scroll, take his seat among us, and nudge us towards localized expressions of jubilee. We need the Spirit to come upon us- to help us dream of a gospel not only about life beyond the grave, but also one fulfilled today, in our time and place, the spaces between birth and death, after the creedal comma where we live, struggle, hope, and linger alongside our near and distant neighbors. Faithful saints, we need Luke 4 repeated among us more than once every three years of the lectionary cycle, to remind us our jubilee can only be fully realized when intricately woven within the jubilee of our most vulnerable of neighbors."