November 12, 2017
Rev. Courtney Jones
Readings: Amos 5:18-24 and Matthew 25:1-13
This year, we are marking the Trans Day of Remembrance a little early. In a week in which multiple trans- and gender-nonconforming-folks were elected to office around the country, it is a perfect opportunity to celebrate how far the Trans community has come and remember how far there is to go before justice truly rolls down like water. The preaching scripture passages are from Amos 5 (“let justice roll down like water and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream”) and Matthew 25, “The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Bridesmaids.” Doors are open to some and not to others, both through our own actions and through no fault of our own. How do we open doors to those who would be shut out?