Sunday, October 23, 2005

autumnal overturn

Welcome to the show for Sunday, October 23, 2005. Today’s sermon is entitled “Autumnal Overturn” and was originally delivered today, Sunday, October 23, 2005.

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Before the sermon, its important to mention the earthquake in South Asia, that has primarily affected Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. The death toll is above 50,000 in Pakistan alone and this morning’s New York Times ( reports that a second wave of deaths has begun, due to lack of medical care in a region that is overwhelmed by this disaster. Post tsunami and post-Katrina, we’re all surely suffering from compassion fatigue, but we must not let the incomprehensible nature of these tragedies overwhelm our urge to help in whatever way we can. Even as our national media tires of covering these tragedies, the needs created by them only grow. is a very good resource for researching aid organizations and provides a link from its home page to organizations assisting in the recovery efforts and easy ways to donate much needed funds for recovery.

"When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 'Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?' He said to him, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.'"

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