SR: Dogs, cats, and love

Link: Dogs, cats, and love; a sermon for Epiphany 4 2-3-13

Summary of what I was saying and why:
1 Corinthians 13 is a passage we usually hear at weddings. I wanted a way to approach the passage and love that didn’t give everyone immediate wedding flashbacks, especially because not everyone is married. So, as we have a bit of dog culture in The Episcopal Church, my dog is in this sermon.

Theology: love
Jesus Count: low (very low)
Good News: love isn’t the same

What did I change on my feet?
I cut some things, but not a whole lot.

What didn’t work/what did I miss?
I was missing a tie in with the Gospel.

What did work?
I think the dog/cat/love looks different connection worked. I liked pulling 1 Cor 12 forward into how I understood this passage.

Other sermons I liked:

Priest Valori talks about the prophets God is calling us to be.

Priest Baum takes Jesus seriously when he reads Isaiah.

And a quote from Priest Romanik’s sermon, “If love does not exist at the heart of who we are, if we do not recognize that this place is created by love, then all that we do on Sunday mornings, the prayers, the preaching, the music, the teaching, is just noise.”

(Don’t see your sermon or a sermon you liked? Maybe I don’t know about it. Leave me a comment with a link and I’ll take a look.)

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An Anglican/Episcopal priest, bibliophile, dog owner, and Montanan

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