Past Sermon Brief
“Common Sense Jesus'”
March 29, 2015
Rev. Bruce Southworth
… Here is someone who gave himself to Life. Jesus gave himself to something far larger than his own private desires and aspirations. He gave himself to Life, to Creativity, to divinity, to God, to the mystery at the heart of things that creates new life again, again, and again…
Today, the interpretations of who Jesus was and what he preached and taught – these interpretations vary greatly. I keep returning to those images of the one who was mirroring the sacred light within each of us, extending radical hospitality, and proclaiming a prophetic witness to compassion and justice… the militant mystic.
His followers’ stories about him and his teachings offer much that is often hidden by centuries of theologizing:
“Simply to be is a blessing….” Common sense!
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