Capitol Hill United Methodist Church, Washington, DC Podcast
About This Show
This podcast features the weekly sermon message, usually presented by our pastor, Rev. Alisa Lasater Wailoo. CHUMC is located at 5th Street and Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC, and we embrace as a gift the diversity of our neighborhood and the world, celebrating our human family's diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, faith history, economic status, marital status, physical and mental ability, and education. We affirm that all people are created in the image of God and as beloved children of God, all are worthy of God's love and grace.
Recognizing that there are differences among us, we still believe that we can love alike even though we may not think alike. We proclaim this statement of welcome to all who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in the church or in society. We invite all people to join us in our faith journey toward greater love, understanding, and mutual respect.
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“To labor in season and out of season, under every discouragement, by the power of truth…that requires a heroism that is transcendent.” Henry Ward Beecher
While currently a Hollywood sensation, Wonder Woman has always been my personal favorite superhero, and it’s not just a “woman” thing. Rather, it’s that lasso of truth she wields and her recognition in the power of the truth to help free us from what’s wrong in the world, opening us to the possibilities of goodness. She also is quite clear that "truth" is not always black and white nor easy.
Furthermore, as Diana puts it in the new movie, "What one does when faced with the truth is more difficult than you’d think."
Still given these truths about "truth," Jesus explains in John 8:31, "If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
So take a moment to read over the Scripture passages and ask yourself a few questions:
* What are three truths about me and my life today?
* Are those "truths" spoken in love? And if not born out of love, can they then even be "true?"
* What might God say are the most important truths about me at this current moment?
Come to this sermon searching for what truth God wants us to hear about our own lives and our world today.