First Congregational Church of Ashfield
Excerpt from Rev. Leslie Fraser's April 25 Sermon
John offers . . . a story about the good shepherd, laying his life down for the sheep in and outside of his fold. “I lay down my life in order to take it up again.” And the shepherd does this of their own accord—self-actualized and empowered to lay it down and take it up again. Is this a new way to understand Christ’s death and the Second Coming? . . . Do I lay down my life, my ego, my privilege, and what do I take up? What do we, made in the image and kinship of God, lay down our lives for? For love? For justice? For good?
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