Sermon for Holy Innocents, Christmas 1B, preached on Sunday, December 28, 2014.
What a sad story to hear in the shadow of Christmas and all its joy! But there it is. Christmas is for this, for grieving moms and dads and wounded children and broken people, tested by suffering, wondering where God is in it all.
The Magi had the star to guide them. The priests of the temple had the Scriptures. The people had the voice of John the Forerunner. Herod had them all. But the weeping mothers of Bethlehem were lost only with their grief, loss, and pain. And with the same questions that nag us. What kind of God cannot or will not intervene to. . . Read All