When the dust settles

A postcard for All Saints’ Day observed 11/06/22.

As the dust continues to settle following the mid-term elections, it is clear that there is still a lot of work to do.

Going into these elections, I heard people on all sides expressing anxiety about what would happen. People were convinced that if their person/party/issue did not prevail, we were all doomed. Well, as the votes come in, no side is achieving an overwhelming victory. We are a country of strong opinions, and at the moment, we seem almost equally divided. It is tempting to keep turning away from people that disagree with us and focus on those who agree with us.

I think the mid-term elections show us how much we need to turn toward the people that voted differently than us. No single person/party/issue is the quick fix. We need to do the hard work of building relationships.

A sermon for St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Roanoke, Alabama, on All Saints’ Day observed 11/06/22:

Principal text: Luke 6:20-31

Audio only

Coming next

  • November 13 – Messiah, Heflin — 23rd Sunday after Pentecost
  • November 20 – St. Paul’s Greensboro — Christ the King
  • November 27 – Messiah, Heflin — 1st Sunday of Advent
  • December 4 – St. Barnabas, Roanoke — 2nd Sunday of Advent

Published by akhudlow

I am a priest in the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Alabama. I am a church nerd, printmaker, storyteller, and blogger.

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