Testify!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Testify!

 

A sermon preached by Rev. Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli at Foundry UMC November 113, 2016, the twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost.

Text:  Luke 21:5-19

 

I begin today by telling my truth:  this past week has been excruciatingly painful and difficult.  In past presidential elections, my preferred candidate has lost plenty of times.  That’s not what this is about.  What I’m dealing with grows out of the convictions of my faith and the contours of my experience.  My faith and experience have raised concern and discomfort about both Democrat and Republican candidates and administrations in the past.  What is happening now, however, feels like a whole new category of concern.  I’m not so naïve to have [...]