Opening remarks for Sunday, 19 June, 2016
Pentecost 5 - Proper 7
As Americans were waking up last Sunday, (6.12.2016) we were greeted with the sobering news of yet another lone gunman, wielding a weapon, killing 49 innocent souls, wounding an additional fifty. How do we make sense of all this?
And, what might be our response? Anger. Exasperation. Frustration. Rage. We do not know what condition our nation will be today, tomorrow, or in the future. But we do know where Christ will be from now unto eternity.
“Stat Crux Dum Volvitur Orbis” –“ The cross stands while the world spins.” While the world appears to be breaking apart all around us, the cross of Christ stands strong. We are not given to panic but to pray. So continue in the vocation, which God has placed you. Bloom where you are planted. Gossip the gospel. Stay focused. Be a blessing.