Sat, 7 July 2012
In the midst of rushing to save a terminally ill child, Jesus pauses to heal a chronic yet not physically seriously ill woman. Her suffering has a different quality, and Jesus' willingness to spend a moment healing her shows us how we are to treat those whose sickness is largely social, not physical.
Now here's a bonus. This recording is from the 8:00 AM service, and if you listen there is about a two second pause in the sermon. It's at that moment that a mentally ill homeless man enters the church, illustrating perfectly what the sermon is all about. This sermon was preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on July 1, 2012. You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org