November 24, 2008

The Dividing Line, A Sermon

Saint James Fordham • Proper 29a • Tobias Haller BSG

When the Son of Man comes in his glory… he will separate people from one another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

Someone once said that the world is divided into two sorts of people: the sorts of people who divide the world into two sorts of people, and those who don’t. Well, it would seem from today’s readings that the Son of Man, when he comes in power and great glory, will turn out to be exactly the sort of person who divides the world into two sorts of people: those who are blessed by his Father, and those who are accursed. There is no middle ground, no room for compromise, and no appeal. This is nothing other than the Last Judgment...

Read or listen to it all. (Please forgive the occasional cough on the audio; I was recovering from a chest cold!)


Fran said...

I love that sermon Tobias. I read and did not listen... hope you are recovered and ready for a lovely Thanksgiving.

June Butler said...

Tobias, I found little comfort in your excellent sermon, which I both listed to and read. "Lord, when did we see you?" But then, sermons are not meant to make us comfortable, are they?

It was good to hear you preach again.

June Butler said...

PS: Does the Lord have a statute of limitations?