February 25, 2018
Rev. Courtney Jones
Lent 2, Surviving Empire: Skills and Spiritual Practices
Readings: Psalm 22:23-31 and Mark 8:27-38
This Sunday I’m preaching from Mark 8:31-38, the passage in which Jesus says that all who want to save their own lives will lose them, and all who lose their lives for the sake of Love will find them. What are we supposed to do with these words that sound so harsh? For those of us who have fought for our lives and the lives of others, these words might sound counterintuitive. So what can we glean from this passage that can help us ground ourselves spiritually for the work of resisting empire?