As we prepare for Dr. King’s holiday, my sermon is about Mountaintops and Mentorship. King knew, for the movement to live on, he had to pass along the faith, he had to pass along the vision. After all,, King knew, he had been handed this faith, this vision, from the generation before him, and especially from his mentor, Dr. Howard Thurman.
The story of the Epiphany tells us, we can choose how we show up where we show up. We can choose to bestow our gifts on the ones who might least expect our generosity. We can let go of trying to control the people and events around us, and instead work on being present to the surprising presence of God in each moment. Even in a week as frustrating as this one.
no matter who wins the election, we will have work to do. Washington can’t do it alone. Whoever is president, the work of Holy Communion will be pretty much the same. We need to make a difference with love. We need to make a difference with love. We need to turn our little corner of the world right-side up. We can only do it with love.