SERMON SHORT FOR May 26th

SERMON SHORT for May 26th, 2019

HEALING AND RECONCILIATION

Luke 4:24-28, 1 John 4:20-21

             We can no longer ignore the reality that a people resided here before the Europeans entered this land and changed it. The indigenous population would have been people not very much different than us. They lived, worked, played, raised children, argued, built homes, died, partied. They lived. Parts of that culture still live with us.

Over the course of a few centuries, the immigration of Europeans dramatically changed the lives and lifestyles of those cultures and became the dominant culture of our land. Many of the new things were beneficial to the people already here. Many of the new things were very hurtful. We acknowledge that.

This Sunday’s sermon will try to make acknowledgement of our past while looking to the promise of our future together.