The Gospel of Mark is different from the other Gospels. Mark is obsessed with the idea of God “shaking things up.”
Martin Luther King Jr. did not intend to be the Civil Rights icon he became. It was after he went to Montgomery to boycott bus segregation — and subsequently received death threats — that he realized the “dark sin of America.” King said that he prayed to God, confessing that he was weak and faltering. He called on God for help, thus beginning a long campaign of nonviolent protest and massive change in society.
Many times our world, even our theology gets broken, and we need God to step in. The good news is, God wants to be involved. And he wants to be involved through us. And only when God is involved can we shape this world in God’s image.
“A Crack in Everything”
Sermon by The Rev. Joe Gunby
Jan. 14, 2018 • Second Sunday After Epiphany
Listen to the choir anthem, “Baptize, O Holy Spirit.“