Look at it this way… a sermon for 28 October 2012 (Communion Service at the Old High Church)

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 28 October 2012: Year B, Proper 25

SERMON
Texts: Hebrews 7:23-28
Mark 10:46-52

Look at it this way…

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

In our Reformed brand of Christianity, there’s always been a certain suspicion of the visual arts. All our stained glass has only been put in the last hundred years or so, and we are not keen on statutes in our church buildings (although we have some wonderful decorative carvings in this building). We are children of Calvin and Knox, and we recall the Second of God’s commandments to Moses- no graven images! And so our worship has little place for images- it is mostly Word, although today we have bread and wine on the table, which almost like a visual aid- tangible things to remind us of the Gospel (which is what the Orthodox say their icons are for). Continue reading