The Other

Rev. Eric Heidecker talks about how we create the other to be less than human while our mission is to bring others into the household of God. The sermon ends with this Episcopal collect (prayer) included below:

O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us
through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole
human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which
infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us;
unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and
confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in
your good time, all nations and races may serve you in
harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.

You can read the scripture by clicking on the gospel reading Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 or listen to it and Ephesians 2:11-22 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.