Stubborn Ounces

Sunday, February 19, 2017

A sermon preached by Rev. Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli at Foundry UMC, February 19, 2017, the seventh Sunday after Epiphany.

Text:  1 Corinthians 12:4-31

 

Several weeks ago, I read David Frum’s article in The Atlantic entitled, “How to Build an Autocracy.”  It’s a quite a piece of writing with lots to ponder.  The thing that’s stuck with me is a quote Frum mentions: “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”  He says that when the early Americans wrote things like that, “they did not do so to provide bromides for future bumper stickers. They lived in a world in which authoritarian rule was the norm, in which rulers habitually claimed [...]