Blueprint for the World

Father Jeff Paul talks about God’s blueprint for humanity, sandwiched between this prayer from Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals by Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Enuma Okoro.

Lord, what you call compassion, others call weakness. What you call conviction, others call dissidence. What you call love, others call mixing with sinners. We pray that we too might be found weak, dissident, and in bad company, especially if it means we are closer to you. Amen.

You can read the scripture by clicking on John 1:1-18 or listen to the gospel in our recording below.  Click on the white triangle in the black bar-shaped player below to listen to the scripture and sermon now or click on the link labeled: “Download” below the player to save an audio mp3 file for listening later. (Sorry for the buzzing, we have audio level problems this week.)