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August 5, 2018
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August 19, 2018

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost


Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “Beware of any enterprise that requires new clothes.” That is on my mind this week as school has started, something that requires new clothes and that is certainly worth being “bewaring” of. As adults, times of major shifts in our identity come more slowly; when we move to a new state, when we take on a new job, when we enter a new relationship. And usually only at those times of major transition do we remember afresh what our young ones experience far more often; brand new places requiring new clothes, new things to learn, new responsibilities, new ways of being themselves. [To hear the entire sermon, click on the arrow above.]