This is a Father’s Day sermon I gave, inspired by one of my favorite children’s books, Tomie dePaola’s The Knight and the Dragon. The story begins,
Once upon a time, there was a knight in a castle who had never fought a dragon. And in a cave not too far away was a dragon who had never fought a knight.
I can never resist a fairy tale and took this chance to do some retelling of my own!
Also entering into the mix were more serious reflections, inspired by a recent trip to Ireland, about how we work with the complicated legacies we all inherit from earlier generations, especially when they involve abuse and oppression.
“Legacies: A Father’s Day Reflection”
The Rev. Laura Horton-Ludwig, Minister
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Stockton
June 20, 2010
This sermon was inspired in part by Tomie dePaola’s delightful picture book
The Knight and the Dragon.
Once upon a time, in a castle by the sea,
in the darkest hour of the night,
a child was born, a tiny baby boy,
destined for great things,
destined to be a splendid knight in shining armor,
a knight who would fight dragons! Continue reading