Preaching to myself

Here’s a link to a short sermon I preached for the first seminary chapel service of the spring semester (January 18, 2021).

The Dawn from on High

Near the end I mention birdwatching in Saguaro National Park just outside Tucson, AZ (although I think I misspoke the name of the trail, which is Picture Rocks Wash trail). Here’s what that area looks like:

I found my thoughts on light more eloquently expressed by Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman at the close of her inauguration poem from yesterday:

When day comes we step out of the shade,
aflame and unafraid
The new dawn blooms as we free it
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it
If only we’re brave enough to be it