Fences and Neighbours
Sermon by Curtis Murphy.
Robert Frost is often credited with the saying “Good fences make good neighbours.” But it seems he didn’t coin the phrase, only popularized it in his 1914 poem “The Mending Wall.” The sting goes back a few hundred years, and there are also similar expressions in different languages around the world.
Though proverbs can make things sound simple, this one involves a lot of ambiguity. What, after all, is a “good” fence? And what does it mean to truly be neighbours in a complicated world?
These are some of the questions we’ll explore in the service this Sunday.
Yours on the journey,
Curtis Murphy, Summer Minister
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