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Unwrapping the Cocoon
There is the great temptation in our day to retreat into the family, to leave society and the world to fend for itself. Sociologists have even come up with a term for it. "Cocooning" it is called. Cocooning, staying in, playing it safe, caring for our own. But the call to discipleship is another kind of call. It has always been a call to move out into the world whose streets our Lord walked, to engage the world, to love it, to work for its betterment and never to count the costs. Jesus' words offer an important reminder that the family of God is larger than our own family, that all people are God's children, and therefore worthy of our own concern.

--From the sermon "No Man Is an Island"
by The Rev. Joanna Adams

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