Reason for Hope
Can there still be healing and reconciliation? Do we think that God has
somehow closed up shop? God suffers still with us and knows about our
proclivities toward hate and violence. These are not new. God continues
to work through our limitations to build unity and harmony---in spite
of our divisions, lies, and hatred. Nothing can happen that God is not
able to use for good---to turn around for
our benefit. Even the events of September are even now becoming a wake-up
call to let us know how little we understand one another around this globe.
It's not to late to do something about that. We can learn from the cost
of violence and we can find ways to work together. We will find pardon
in acknowledging and seeking to build bridges of understanding among all
the peoples of the earth. God's
PARDON is still at work; be of good cheer.
-- From the sermon "Be of Good Cheer"
by the Rev. Dr. Robert Hansel
the sermon in its entirety.