As I was reflecting on what this might mean and where the texts for this week might be heading I kept coming back to the notion of “patience.” I don’t think there is much profit in us getting together and telling stories of our impatience to try and determine who is the least patient of all; I’m willing to say that I am more patient now than I was when I was younger but that’s about it. We shouldn’t spend too much time beating ourselves up over this, waiting is hard. We have to learn how to wait, how to be patient. I talk about one of my grand kids in both of the sermons, talking about how we develop patience as a labouriously learned skill.
But wait! you may be asking, this is the Sunday of Peace, not the Sunday of Patience, what gives? The time spent on patience comes directly from how long we have been waiting for peace. We have all been waiting for peace for all of our lives, whether we knew it or not, and it still isn’t here? Impatient people give up waiting, what about us?
Knox Presbyterian What is holding up peace? (to download, right click and select “Save Link As . . .”)
St. Mark’s Presbyterian What is holding up peace? (to download, right click and select “Save Link As . . .”)