Here’s yesterday’s sermon, reflecting on the current national political climate through the lens of Ignatian spirituality. Enjoy!
The Rev. Laura Horton-Ludwig, Minister
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Stockton
March 6, 2011
Hope is what we need today.
I’m not talking about foolish hope, a hope that doesn’t face facts.
I’m not talking about passive hope, a hope that sits on its hands
and waits for a miracle.
No, we need an active hope
that looks around and sees the world clearly,
good and bad,
joys and struggles,
and says, I am not giving up.
I believe in the future.
I believe there is a way forward
and we are going to find it.
That’s the kind of hope we need today.
We need it in our families,
we need it in our church community,
we sure need it in our cities and our country and our world.
But it’s a strange thing—
when we need hope the most
may be exactly when it’s hardest to find. Continue reading