Last Sunday, our retired pastor (who does an awful lot of work for someone who is retired) gave the sermon. It was hot, the kids were squirrelly, and I gave a little sigh when I realized that he was planning to focus on something fairly pedestrian: the idea that everyone is our neighbor, even if they look different from us. We, as the people of God, should be accepting and welcoming of all peoples, and must love and care for them just like the Good Samaritan did for the man who fell victim to robbers. Racism is bad.
All true, I thought to myself, but not exactly groundbreaking. Come on, Father! There are no lynch mobs in this congregation. Tell us something we actually need to...READ MORE