Sunday Sermon, The Rev. Phillip A. Jackson: "Transformation through Suffering"

February 28, 2021

Why is Jesus is so testy in today’s Gospel? Because he knows suffering is on its way. “Suffering is a great mystery…but sometimes there are unexpected benefits.” In today’s sermon, Father Phil shares how his experience with cancer gave him a new perspective on life, a richer understanding of death, and “turned my priestly pastoral care to others from a head concept to a heart concept.” Will we allow our suffering to break us or to break us open into something bigger? The readings are Genesis 17:1–7, 15–16; Psalm 22: Romans 4:13–25; and Mark 8:31–38. 

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