It was a big weekend for me. I had a 10-year anniversary yesterday and of course there was the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday!
It was 10 years ago that I joined the Episcopal Church at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Nashville. In 2008, it was Mother’s Day, Pentecost Sunday and the day that the Bishop laid hands on my head to receive me into the Episcopal Church.
I’d always been a church goer but had never had the “fire” and conviction until I met the people of St. George’s. It brought the love of Jesus into clear focus that I’d never experienced before.
Six weeks ago I attended an Episcopal Revival in Honduras as part of the #JesusMovement. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached on both Saturday and Sunday and knocked it out of the park. I had the pleasure of dinner conversation with him and he is a genuine, warm person whose love of Jesus is sincere and overflows in all dimensions.
In preaching at the Royal Wedding on Saturday, Presiding Bishop Curry talked about the love of Jesus and how our love for Him and our neighbors can change the world.
Here’s the transcript of his 13 minute sermon, “The Power of Love”: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Sermon at Royal Wedding. Every word was inspiring but the stanza of an old hymn reminded us that we all have a role in spreading the good news:
“There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole," and one of the stanzas actually explains why. They said:
“If you cannot preach like Peter,
And you cannot pray like Paul,
You just tell the love of Jesus,
How he died to save us all.”
Oh, that’s the balm in Gilead!
This way of love, it is the way of life.
I’m going to keep preaching, praying and writing until the world is changed.
Will you join me?