By the Reverend Sally Weaver
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Editor's note: We usually get the Sunday sermon posted on Sunday evening. As it was Father's Day on Sunday, Deacon Kevin had family priorities. We're happy to publish his sermons anytime, though...!
By the Reverend Kevin McGrane
There are so many things going on in today’s gospel that speak to our times that I was not sure where to begin today’s message. I did manage, though.
Think about it for a second. Jesus first addresses our essential equality as disciples and Jesus followers. There is no master/slave relationship among us. We are all, equally, loved and hated for being his disciples.
This speaks directly to the racism in our society and in our church. We are all supposed to be brothers and sisters in Christ, and there is to be no caste system in our church or in our society.
Then Jesus says that the once hidden things among us will be revealed in the light of day, even in the light of faith, which speaks directly to the history of racism and violence that we have hidden for generations. And now it’s finally being revealed.
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