Minority Report

The human community, however holy and sincere, is fraught with tension. “Forgive us as we forgive” calls us to be the mercy we seek. The Prayer of Jesus (The Lord’s Prayer) is designed to heal and cement and erase the pain and struggle of community life, of family life, of global life, where we all live together at one another’s expense.

– Joan D. Chittister

Father Jeff cautions against celebrating Christ the King festival as a charge to take over the world and presents the Gospel as a Minority Report that seeks to be in community with others rather in control of others.

Joan D. Chittister’s book, A Little Rule for Beginners, can be ordered here.

You can read the scripture by clicking on the scripture reference here: John 18:33-37  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.