The refugees from Syria are ordinary people just like us, seeking life and safety. As Americans, we have strength and responsibility and principle in this world to make a difference for good.
As a church, we are called to speak and act for those who are struggling with hunger, homelessness, poverty and injustice; as well as raise awareness on issues that affect the earth and its environment.
The following is a portion of the homily I preached at St. John Lutheran Church in Perrysville, Ohio, on Sunday, August 30, 2015, the 14th Sunday after Pentecost. The Gospel reading was Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23. [Click HERE to read the text.] [Jesus said:] You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition.” [MarkContinue reading “TRADITION”