Text: Mark 5:25-34
This morning I offer the third sermon in a series that I have entitled: Living a Centered Life in a Splintered World. If you needed to be convinced that we are living in a splintered world the events of the past ten days should be persuasive enough. The first sermon of the series, Holy Habits or Holy Intentions, suggested that living a centered life requires us to live more from intention and less from habit. Last week’s sermon, with the events of Charlottesville resting heavy on our minds, we discussed how to hold together resistance and surrender. In that sermon I suggested that spiritual surrender is not waving a white flag in defeat. Rather, spiritual surrender is saying yes to Ultimate Love and learning to surrender to and trust in that Ultimate Love.
Today, I will try and put words to a third practice when seeking to live a centered life in a splintered world. I want to introduce my topic today by asking you to respond to a set of questions. Each question comes with two statements. Statement A and statement B. For each of the 5 questions, you will answer with either A or B. So, here we go.