Sermon: Light of the World

horse blinders 1“Light of the World”

(March 30, 2014) As Jesus restores vision to a person born without sight, he turns the conversation from the literal to the spiritual, and from harm to healing. Where do we need our eyes opened? What systems of oppression– racism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, ageism– and of privilege keep us from seeing God in our midst? How, with our blinders removed, with the light of Christ shining in our lives, can we see the work God calls us to do, in the naming and dismantling of our own privilege, and the steps toward wholeness we seek to take? (John 9:1-41)

I mentioned a number of stories in my sermon, including a video of a newscaster being disrespected by her co-host, the flip-flop of child sponsoring non profit WorldVision, and a talk by a comedian who describes the intersecting experiences of being an Arab American Muslim woman with cerebral palsy who wanted to act.

 

 

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2 Responses

  1. Hi there. I just wanted to pop in and say how much I enjoy your sermons. While I haven’t considered myself a Christian for years, I have always been drawn to, for want of a better phrase, certain aspects of liberal faiths. For that reason, I tend to follow a lot of clergy and theologians on social media and I eventually found my way to your blog. Your weekly podcasts always leave me with something to think about.

    And I’m glad I’m not the only person to have noticed that everyone in Vermont has a Subaru. 🙂

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