Saturday, 12 May 2012

1662 and all that

The sermon for Sunday's service at Wakefield.

“Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike?” 
That’s my sermon. That’s it.
You need not think alike to love alike.
You expected more, didn’t you? Really. That’s it. Easy! (or as a very popular TV advert says “Simples”).
All right. I’ll admit it isn’t easy. I know it up here, in my head. You know it, in your heads, and in your hearts, in your gut instinct, but it’s often hard to put into practice.
Jesus said everything he was saying was about love. Love your neighbour. Love yourself. Love life. Love God.
Love, he said, is the Universal. If not, “God is Love,” then surely, “Love is God”-the holy of holies, the spirit of life.