Today's sermon was inspired by and is dedicated to Senator John McCain. Just after finishing it, I learned of his passing. I give thanks for his life, his example, his courage, his humor, and the dignity and principles he stood on as a Senator of our country. I often disagreed with his policies, but he is one of a handful of politicians I have had unwavering respect and admiration for. Peace and blessings be to his family and all those who mourn the loss of someone who exemplefied what it means to live a life well lived, a life of service to others, and a life of reaching across the "political isle". I look forward to hearing President Bush and President Obama eulogize Senetor McCain--an example to so many.
Sunday's sermon was a celebration of families as well as a critical reflection of how our nation and culture often seeks to "weaponize" familihood, to destort, descriminate and degrade certain kinds of families, and primarily families of minority groups or the poor.
Attached is a song called "At The Purchaser's Option" which was our Modern Lesson today. Please listen to it before the podcast.