Sunday, March 18, 2007

Mothering Sunday Thoughts

Remember that mad rush I was talking about with regards to Mothering Sunday, well, it's here - so I thought I would post my sermon, or at least a taster - it is continued elsewhere!
Mothering Sunday (2007) Year C RCL

Exodus 2.1-10
John 19.25-27

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday, which is today, always presents a few problems for those of us called to preach on this day. With the changing patterns of our world and society, the changes in the structure and nature of ‘family’, and the terrible misuse of power that has come from the concept of ‘Mother Church’ something which should be a relatively simple subject becomes something of a minefield for us humble preachers.

For we cannot pretend that families are what they were fifty, thirty or even ten years ago. Nor can we pretend that the Church has taken the responsibility it should have in caring for its members in the last few hundred years...[more]

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