Getting Ready for Sunday | 09/15/2019
Updated: Sep 14, 2019
We are continuing our Foundations series. Each sermon in the series is intended to stand alone, even though is part of an ongoing series. So if this Sunda is your first visit to Incarnation, you'll be well able to join in without any catching up.
"The Wholly Merciful Holy God" is the subject of this week's sermon.
In her book, The School of Charity: Meditations on the Christian Creed, Evelyn Underhill expertly and artfully puts before our hearts and minds the chief subject of the soul's adoration and repose: Almighty God.
"The governing thought of the Creed is truly the first and last word of religion. It covers our whole response to reality. “I believe in One God”—not “I want,” or “I feel,” but “He Is”—all the rest flows from that, or is a special exhibition of it. Christian history is not the story of a number of individual religious experiences and developments. It describes the self-revelation and self-giving of that one infinitely generous God in whom, because of that revelation and self-giving, the soul believes. All the various forms of prayer and contemplation, or the disciplines of the spiritual life, only matter because they help, deepen, and purify our humble communion with this One God, infinite in His richness, delicacy and power; who is touching, calling and changing His creatures in countless ways, by the unceasing action of creative love."
(Click on the links below to read Sunday's passages)
First Reading: Exodus 32: 1, 7-14
Second Reading: 1 Timothy 1:12-17
Gospel Reading: Luke 15:1-10