Beyond Crime & Punishment

Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.

To live is to make mistakes. To accumulate regrets. To say things that you can't take back. To do things that can't be undone. To break things that can't, or can't easily, be put "back together again."

As Alexander Pope famously put it: "to err is human, to forgive divine." He goes on to say that when we forgive one another for our mistakes, we are acting in a godlike way. This week, our service will explore how we all might be at least a little more divine! How we all might exercise mercy and grace toward others in our own lives and in society at large. We'll look at what reconciliation and forgiveness require of us, as well as what they offer in terms of healing for our lives and for our world.

See you Sunday.

In faith and love,

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