Sermons from Lyndale
So what could a new wisdom look like to help us overcome these climate woes? Or what do we need to do to reconnect with that old wisdom that prevailed since before the beginning? How can we live in greater celebration of our connection with the earth and recognize God’s presence in all of creation?
Our humanness and need for forgiveness often comes from places of hurt that we pass between each other. Like saying something that might hurt our partner’s feelngs when we ourselves are feeling misunderstood. Or the hurt of acting from a script written by trauma. Or the hurt of addiction or neglect or even just plain tiredness. Or like the hurt and harm of living in the lowest socioeconomic status of the Roman empire.
Like the 5,000 men — in addition to women and children —on the mountaintop that day, I came to Lyndale hungry for belonging and assurance and wisdom. Here, as a congregant and a staff member I have been so abundantly fed. As I transition out of this role, I hold so much gratitude for each of you. I am sure that all I have learned during my time on staff at Lyndale will continue to unfold within me in the seasons and years to come, offering new insights and moments of revelation even in a new professional context.