For eight years I have entirely avoided the topic of abortion in the pulpit. But this week, in our state, the theological got political, and it got dangerous. This week I worried that my silence on the issue is complicit.
This hymn from John, the first verses of the Gospel’s first chapter, take the specific event of Jesus’ birth and plays out the truly universal questions.
God has a stake in what happens in our world. God dreams of a world that is more loving, more generous, more equitable, more just. God is not just the God of the insiders. God hears the cry of the immigrant, of the foreigner, and those who have been red-lined into substandard housing. God invites us to behave differently.