Sunday, January 14, 2007

Signs or Miracles?

This Sunday's sermon by Fr. Dunbar was an excellent example of why we have sermons more than 4 times a year. His emphasis on "signs" vs "miracles" and the importance of "Charity" was enlightening. And what about the miracle of a 10:30 service sans organ? How about Beethoven for an anthem with the choir not masked by the organ? The only thing I can't understand is when we put MLK II right up there with the Virgin Mary and Wulfstan of Worcester (patron Saint of vegetarians) (see link in title). While not yet granted sainthood, we should remember MLK II for applying part of Gandhi's teaching, that is the principle of nonviolence, in bringing equality of civil rights to all Americans. Perhaps MLK's nonviolent leadership is a miracle worthy of consideration. Remember no miracle or sign ever occurs in the absence of God. Gandhi said "Nonviolence is a power which can be wielded equally by all-children, young men and women or grown up people, provided they have a living faith in the God of Love and have therefore equal love for all mankind. When nonviolence is accepted as the law of life it must pervade the whole being and not be applied to isolated acts." For more on MLK II and Gandhi see:

No comments:

Post a Comment