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Nov 13, 2016 • 10 am • Lions And Lambs

Phil Porter
Sunday Nov 13, 2016 10:00am
Sermon

“And the lion will lie down with the lamb.” This common Christian and cultural trope isn't quite scriptural, but it is close enough to uncommon animal kingdom pairings that are mentioned in the Bible to make it relevant. Minister of Art and Communication Phil Porter claims the power of improbability—that our faith tradition puts forth this symbol of the possibility of peace between likely enemies. In the wake of a challenging, and seemingly improbably, election, this symbol suggests that our way forward might take an improbable path. And it may take awhile to sort out what that path might be. In the meantime, this may be a time to pause and reflect—feel what we are feeling—before we rush into action. It is also, however, a time to reassure each other and to provide love and support, especially for those who have the most reason to feel threatened.

Scripture
Isaiah 65:17-25
Scripture subject
Lions and lambs lie down together
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