Sermons from “Traditional Service”
Human beings have two incompatible desires: To be fully free and to be fully known. The Good Shepherd with his crook seems like an unlikely solution to this dilemma, but there is a way forward.
The Rt. Rev. Michael Smith visited Dallas from the Diocese of North Dakota to serve as an assisting bishop. Bishop Smith grew up in Oklahoma and is an enrolled member of the Potawatomi Nation. He has served churches in Oklahoma and Minnesota prior to going to North Dakota. He and his wife Lisa have three children and seven grandchildren.
To prepare to receive the gift of forgiveness God offers us in Christ we need to soften our hearts and our souls. Turning towards God in repentance and naming our part in the things that separate us from God opens the way for us the experience God’s great love for us in a new and powerful way.