Jan 10

When John the baptiser claims he is unworthy to even untie the sandals on Jesus’ feet, we begin to sense that Jesus is unreachable.

The gospel speaks loudly to a counter-reality. It is God who takes initiative and reaches out to both Jesus and then to all of humanity through Jesus. Barriers, pedestals, and notions of worthiness all seem to melt into nothing in the light of God’s grace.

Sermon for Sunday Jan 10th, 2010 (pdf)
St. David’s Uniting Church, Oakleigh
Rev. Arnie Wierenga