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The Beautiful Gate

A beautiful gate in Jerusalem, but one that has nothing to do with the temple.

The texts for Sunday, April 29,2012: Acts 4:5–12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16–24; and John 10:11–18

This sermon focuses most specifically on Acts 3:1 – 4:12

… In that moment, I can see that gate being beautiful.
That gate that was closed
suddenly open
suddenly inviting
suddenly a place of healing and wholeness
where it had simply been a marker of division.

How beautiful it is when brokenness is mended
and illness is healed
and community is brought together.

The thing is, it is also disturbing when this happens.
Because this means that something has changed
that people who had not been allowed in are suddenly allowed in
and all our senses of what belongs where and who belongs where
get turned on their heads…

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