The Lord is full of compassion… and we are not.

On the 10th anniversary of 9/11. I had the privilege of preaching about forgiveness. As we once again remember the events and lives lost on that most tragic day, my mind can’t help but recall that God’s compassion is incomprehensible.

Draughting Theology

Here is the unedited text of today’s sermon. The audio will be up tomorrow. The text is Matthew 18:21-35 and my life experience in the 10 years since 9/11. The LORD is full of compassion and mercy, slow to anger, and of great kindness… So began our reading of a selected portion of Psalm 103. Truth be told, the Lectionary allows the option to read all of Psalm 103 on the 19th Sunday after Pentecost, but it seems to me, that on this day, we should echo the prayer of David by giving particular attention to this ancient creedal statement, The LORD is full of compassion and mercy, slow to anger, and of great kindness. And we should probably rightly finish it by adding, “and we are not.” The LORD is full of compassion and mercy, slow to anger, and of great kindness… and we are not. Which is, for…

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