Link: You can listen to what I said here: Broken, Loving Hearts, Easter 5, 2013
Summary of what I was saying and why:
Love has consequences. Jesus instructs us to love one another and then gets crucified. We love and often get hurt. Love, though, can often be not only transformational but resurrectional.
Jesus Count: moderate
Good News: love can be resurrectional
What did I change on my feet?
The conclusion. Which is, if you haven’t noticed, what most frequently gets changed. I should talk about why that is at some other point in time.
What didn’t work/what did I miss?
My preaching these last few weeks/months has been strongly informed by the upcoming closing of the church. This sermon, while worth preaching in other places, might need to be preached with different nuance then and there.
What did work?
I liked sort of steering a course into the hard and broken parts of love. Which can be the strong places of love.
Other sermons I liked:
Priest Lightcap reminds us how Jesus’s love turns the world upside down.
Priest Giroux preaches on funerals, weddings, and the centrality love.
(Updated with the correct link)
(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.)