“We are no longer just the sheep in this story. We are the body of Christ, alive and at work in the world, doing the work of transforming this broken world outside those doors with love, because we are taught that it is the only force on earth that has the power to change anything –even despair, even grief– for good.”
Preaching at Trinity Church on Good Shepherd Sunday, the Rt. Rev. Mark D.W. Edington, Bishop in Charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, tackled one of our faith’s most pressing questions: how do we act as shepherds in a divided world that “seems to treat us as if we are offering answers to questions that nobody is asking anymore?”
With humor, humility, and inspiring conviction he offers that as contemporary disciples, we can guide the lost or lonely by being “the one thing in their universe that does not move; that stays here, calmly and quietly, insisting on the truth we have been taught: that God loves us and loves them and calls us all together into greater life.” The readings are Acts 9:36–43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9–17; and John 10:22–30.