May 14, 2017
Text: Matthew 25:31-46
Over the last several months since the election, many of us have been exploring, in one way or another, how best to respond to our new political reality. Our many teachings here on the subject may have seemed like beating a dead horse; some of us are thinking maybe it's time to move on, but I want to suggest that this unprecedented political and social situation is complex enough a moral issue with so many spiritual dimensions that it's important to continue our explorations of possibilities. I hope these next twenty minutes can help.
Let me begin, somewhat paradoxically, by looking at the term "holiness," which Fred brought to our attention several weeks ago and continued to look at during the retreat last week.