Sermons by The Rev. Barbara Hutchinson (Page 2)

Sermons by The Rev. Barbara Hutchinson (Page 2)

Feast Day of Pentecost Sermon

A miracle happened on the Feast Day of Pentecost. The force of love, which was released through the power of the Holy Spirit, a gift from Jesus, allowed people of many different nations, ethnicities, languages, and cultures to hear each other’s truth, to become obedient (which means to listen deeply with the heart) to each other’s inner essence or soul, and in turn, speak the same language, the only means of communication that really matters, the poetry of love. Miracles…

Transfigured

Over twenty years ago, in a parenting book I’ve long since given away, I remember reading an account of the Transfiguration story and strongly identifying with Peter. I can’t help feeling a little sorry for Peter because I completely understand why he responded the way he did, a reluctant character in this scene that goes from comical to monumental in just a few words. Taken high up this mountain by Jesus, with only James and John for companions, the physical…

See the Light. Be the Light.

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. “Blessed are the merciful, for they…