Sermons from July 2019

Sermons from July 2019

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Back in the 1990’s, then Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, was rushing to catch a train in London.  In his haste, he accidentally jumped on the wrong passenger car and found himself in a car full of inmates from a mental hospital, all wearing mental hospital clothing Just as the train pulled out of the station, an orderly came in and began to count the inmates, “1-2-3-4…”… when suddenly he saw this distinguished-looking gentleman wearing a business suit and a…

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

In looking over the readings for this week I started thinking about one of my pet peeves.  It’s something I’ve noticed in recent years everywhere from restaurants and coffee shops to retail stores and gyms.  People don’t ask for things anymore.  We don’t say, “may I have” this.  Or “could I please have” that.  We say “I want.”  I want this and I want that.  Have you noticed this? Now, you can argue that it’s just not good manners but…