Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison.The act of turning is central to human experience. We behold the wonder of sunrise and sunset as the earth turns. We speak of turning in new directions as our lives change. We turn toward each other in times of celebration and in times of need.
For many, the past few months have brought about significant change—and not only in the form of social distancing. Significant moves and career shifts are happening now. Relationships are changing. And how often have we heard that word “pivot” recently! When we look back on this important time, we may see it as a turning point or a combination of many.
The week ahead also marks a few significant turning points in history. August 1st is Emancipation Day in Canada, marking the anniversary of the Slavery Abolition Act which came into effect in 1934 in Britain, Canada and other colonies. On August 6th and 9th, people around the world marks with sorrow with 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Turning points, both large and small, take place every day in life’s continual dance of change. I hope you’ll join me on Sunday, as we reflect on the turning points we’re living through now and the ones yet to come.
Love and blessings,