This morning we will consider America’s pastime and how it embodies the best and worst of humankind. How it shows us to be explosive, vindictive, and devilishly devoted to the win. How it shows us to be so terribly boring from time to time. But also, how it reveals us to be vessels capable of bringing people to their feet in riotous joy.
This Sunday, the children and young adults from the Religious Education (RE) program will have their questions for the minister answered. In recent weeks, participants in RE have carefully crafted several questions they hope to get an answer to. Wisdom will or will not abound.
On this Easter Sunday, a holiday regarded with skepticism by some UUs, I invite you to journey into a sacred event celebrated the world over, by millions of fragile and hopeful souls just like ours. Easter is a day that sorrow and possibility are considered. A day that considers the possibility of eternal life, what that may or may not be.
On Palm Sunday, held on this day, one week before Easter, Christians invite all who are willing to meditate on Jesus Christ’s life and work. This Sunday we will meditate on Jesus’ life and work, but also on humankind’s duty to serve others; and the big things that become possible when the small things start to add up.
Historically, the church was a centerpiece of American culture. Just take a moment and think where churches are usually located: the centers of town. I firmly believe that if churches are to remain a vital part of American culture we must consider how we, collectively, impact the towns and peoples we live amongst.