The Rev. Joseph Peters-Mathews is the vicar of St. Hilda St. Patrick. The sermon for Sunday, July 12th, was preached extemporaneously . The gospel text was Matthew 13.1-9, 18-23.
We carry a heavy load when we close our eyes to the existence one of Gods creations. Bring your guilt and justifications and find rest and receive God’s grace and spiritual knowledge.
The falling monuments to white supremacy — whether cast in metal and bought from a catalogue or on state flags — make it clear that we’re at least as divided as we’ve ever been. This is what Jesus sends his disciples to. This is when Jesus promises a reward. This is when the church, Jesus’ body on earth here and now, is called to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.