Sunday Sermon, The Rev. Kristin Miles: "A Scaffolding or a Swarm? You Decide."

September 5, 2021

A question arises for us in light of this week’s events and today’s scriptures: as a community are we scaffolding or a swarm? “Scaffolding is what we erect around the places where people are vulnerable,” preaches the Rev. Kristin Kaulbach Miles, and yet we “see the swarm” welding authority and wickedness all around us.

Mother Kristin invites us to consider all that has happened this week –from the Elijah McClain homicide, to Hurricane Ida, to the Texas abortion ban– and then what needs to be built, removed, and cleaned. The readings are Proverbs 22:1–2, 8–9, 22–23; Psalm 125; James 2:1–10, 14–17; and Mark 7:24–37.

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