November 23, 2014
Text: Matthew 25:31-46
I crawl in this morning, brought low by the surprising strength of a very little thing—the common cold. It is good when working on a sermon to be reminded that in the grand scope of things, I am quite small and powerless. Michael Leunig has a prayer dedicated to the cold in his little book called The Prayer Tree:
God bless those who suffer from the common cold.
Nature has entered into them;
Has led them aside and gently lain them low
To contemplate life from the wayside;
To consider human frailty;
To receive the deep and dreamy messages of fever.
We give thanks for the insights of this humble perspective.
We give thanks for blessings in disguise.
“We give thanks for blessings in disguise.” So,I guess this will be a Thanksgiving sermon after all.