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Topic Features About Brokenness

The Rev. Alan Sherouse

Walking Downhill

Acts 1:1-11

Ascension Sunday - Year C

May 08, 2016

The Rev. Alan Sherouse (CBF)

The Mt. of Olives--the traditional site of Jesus' Ascension--is some 2500 ft. above sea level at its highest peak. So before he was lifted up into the clouds, Jesus led his followers up a mountain.

I wasn't exactly a Boy Scout as a child, so among other things, that meant that my first extended hiking trip didn't occur until the summer after my senior year of college. Some friends and I had planned a trip right after graduation--a week on the Appalachian Trail with our favorite philosophy professor, Dr. T. Perry Hildreth, or "T" as we called him. It was to be a rite of passage. For me, it was just six weeks before my marriage to college sweetheart, Jenny, and just a few months before a move to North Carolina, the beginning of divinity school, the start of a new job, and my entry into that "real world" that I had heard so much about somewhere out in the distance beyond the safety of Palm Beach Atlantic College.

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The Rev. Dr. Robert M. Franklin

Strong in the Broken Places

2 Corinthians 12:7-10

Proper 9 - Year B

July 05, 2009

The Rev. Dr. Robert Franklin (ABCUSA)

Today, as we observe the Independence Day season, I'd like to offer a brief perspective on the wealth of our great nation and a reminder of the heavy price paid for the freedoms we enjoy.


wo of my favorite authors provide quotations that focus on this paradox of the strength that comes from great sacrifice, tragedy, and pain.  The first is from Maya Angelou:  "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived but, if faced with courage, need not be lived again."  The other comes from Ernest Hemingway:  "Life breaks all of us, but some of us are strong in the broken places."

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