Sermon for All Saints, 2006

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All Saints' is a turning point as we begin to move out of the Pentecost season and start to embrace the vision of God's coming Kingdom, finding ourselves at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount at teachings called the Beatitudes. These poetic statements from Matthew's Gospel show how Jesus is like Moses, the lawgiver, who both reinterprets the Hebrew tradition and expands on it. Here, Jesus asks us to take our duties seriously, an assignment we may never be able to live up to. But remembering the great heroes of our faith, both examples from Christian history and in our own life, we see models of how to live out this high calling as best as humanly possible.
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