The Rev’d Stephen C. Holton
Christ Church, New Haven, Conn.
The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
August 18, 2019

In this homily for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost the Rector invites us to consider that perhaps the divisions in our society and in our world are merely the last gasp of death-dealing systems of oppression that are crumbling in the face of the kingdom of God that has drawn near in the presence of Jesus Christ. We’re invited to have hope and to take courage: to proclaim the values of the kingdom—to live as though it’s come near—and in the surety of the promise of Jesus Christ that it is coming.