sermon: he is risen

Here's the sermon I preached at High Mass on Easter Sunday.   Acts 10.34-43; Psalm 118; Colossians 3.1-4; John 20.1-18 + In the name of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Early in the morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from…

do not rely on your own insight

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3.5,6) 23 years ago, almost to the day, I was confirmed in Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Bristol, Virginia. I remember nothing from my confirmation classes except…