11:15am Sermon, The Rev. Kristin Kaulbach Miles: "Where Does Forgiveness Come From?"
In today’s Gospel, we see the travesty of an enslaved person who disassociates from his own pain and fear, lacking any empathy for another in a position he was recently in. He heaps misery, not relief upon this person because he lacks what the Rev. Kristin Kaulbach Miles describes as a spaciousness of spirit. “Love is space. To come from a place of love is to be in acceptance of what is and allow others to be just as they are,” which requires imagination, humility, and a ceaselessly forgiving heart. The readings are Exodus 14:19–31, Romans 14:1–12 and Matthew 18:21–35.