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Article | March 18, 2020

Sermon: Love in the Time of Coronavirus


“The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” – John 3:8  

In his sermon on Sunday, March 8, our dean, the Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm C. Young offered wisdom and support for this increasingly anxious time in our community. A few words from his sermon are below. We invite you to listen and be lifted, and to stay in touch with the Grace community online. 

“…During these days we again realize a truth that we have pushed deep into our subconscious. In a moment we could go from being the center of our own universe, from being accepted and perhaps even respected by the community. And then suddenly we are treated as a grave danger to others, like a diseased animal that needs to be quickly slaughtered for the sake of the whole society. There are many forms of dehumanization. Events of recent days make us more aware of our vulnerability. In the cathedral’s Year of Bridges we are realizing that this is one world, we are all on this cruise ship together miles away from safe harbor…” 

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