How to steal the show at a royal wedding. First off, come loaded with passion and belief. Second, be given a stage where nobody like yourself has ever had a stage before, and identify the potential in that 15 minutes of fame… and there you have what Bishop Michael Curry pulled off at the wedding… a full heist!
When love is the way — unselfish, sacrificial, redemptive, when love is the way. Then no child would go to bed hungry in this world ever again. When love is the way. We will let justice roll down like a mighty stream and righteousness like an ever flowing brook. Wen love is the way poverty will become history. When love is the way the earth will become a sanctuary. When love is the way we will lay down our swords and shields down by the riverside to study war no more. When love is the way there’s plenty good room, plenty good room for all of God’s children.
How good is that??
The Bishop is an Episcopalian who is at the top of their church leadership, and who has made his way around the country leading many people. Leading them through a focus on love. More of his sermon from the Royal Wedding –
Jesus of Nazareth on one occasion was asked by a lawyer to sum up the essence of the teachings of Moses, and he went back and he reached back into the Hebrew scriptures, to Deuteronomy and Leviticus, and Jesus said: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind and all your strength. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.”
And then in Matthew’s version, he added, he said: “On these two, love of God and love of neighbor, hang all the law, all the prophets, everything that Moses wrote, everything in the holy prophets, everything in the scriptures, everything that God has been trying to tell the world … love God, love your neighbors, and while you’re at it, love yourself.”
Someone once said that Jesus began the most revolutionary movement in human history.
A movement grounded in the unconditional love of God for the world – and a movement mandating people to live that love, and in so doing to change not only their lives but the very life of the world itself.
Sums it up so well. This was truly an EPIC sermon given in an EPIC moment. Please, do not let it pass quickly from your mind, and more importantly, commit it to your actions!
Be well and Be blessed! – Dr. E