Sermon for Christian Aid Sunday: 13 May 2012: Love for a change

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 13 May 2012: Year B, The Sixth Sunday of Easter: Christian Aid Sunday
SERMON
Texts: Acts 10:44-48
John 15:9-17
Love for a change

In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

It’s a startling fact that one billion people around the world will go hungry tonight. I think that’s a scandal, an outrage. And it’s hard to believe that much of the violence and hatreds we see around us today are the result of the fact that so many people live in such extreme poverty- or that they fear they might have to live in such poverty. And when so many millions are starving or suffering, how can we speak today of love? Continue reading