Click the following link to listen to a live-streaming of the sermon of the Rev. Clarence Li given on the Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 10, 2018:
Bishop Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church from his book Crazy Christians:
We need some Christians who are as crazy as the Lord. Crazy enough to love like Jesus, to give like Jesus, to forgive like Jesus, to do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with God―like Jesus. Crazy enough to dare to change the world from the nightmare it often is into something close to the dream that God dreams for it. And for those who would follow him, those who would be his disciples, those who would live as and be the people of the Way? It might come as a shock, but they are called to craziness.
Pastor David Lose:
Perhaps the craziest – and most disturbing thing – about Jesus’ actions, of course, is that they rob of the folks back then – as well as us today! – of the ability to judge and fence in (or out) and define those around us by how they conform to our expectations. In fact, what we discover over and over again is that anytime we draw a line between who’s in and who’s out, we discover Jesus on the other side, identifying with them, caring for them, and loving them…just as he loves us.