Hurting into Grace (02-07-16 Sermon)

We’ve been free thinkers all along.
Leaning toward kindness
and easily distracted from kindness;
intelligent and easily distracted from wisdom;
confounded constantly by temptations and fears;
and by moral choices, some few of which are cut and dried, and most of which are not.

There was not one disastrous fall in Eden long ago;
we’re falling all the time.
And rising up.
And falling down.
And rising up.
Evolving, learning, growing, stumbling, striving –
we’re all a little bruised, hurting, grubby,
into sufficient grace.

– Rev. Victoria Safford, “Hurting into Grace”

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