Sermon 190224 - The Visible and the in- - Rev. Dr. Wm. D. Aldridge, Jr.

Scripture: 

Responsive Reading Psalm 37:1-11 Do not fret because of those who are evil...Trust in the Lord

Luke 6: 17-29 - The Sermon on the Plain - Blessed be ye poor....but woe to you who are rich!... Love your enemies...

Contemporary Reading:  "The Visible and the in- " By Marge Piercy

Some people move through your life like the perfume of peonies, heavy and sensual and lingering.

Some people move through your life like the sweet musky scent of cosmos, so delicate if you sniff twice, it's gone.

Some people occupy your life like moving men who cart off couches, pianos and break dishes.

Some people touch you so lightly you are not sure it happened. Others leave you flat with footprints on your chest.

Some are like those fall warblers you can't tell from each other even though you search Petersons.

Some come down hard on you like a striking falcon, and the scars remain and you are forever wary of the sky.

We all are waiting rooms at bus stations where hundreds have passed through unnoticed and others have almost burned us down and others have left us clean and new and others had just moved in.