An extract from the sermon for the Baptism of Jesus on Sunday, 7 January 2018:
Our great work is to discern what it means in our life when we hear the bat-qol, the heavenly voice, naming us as a beloved child of the universe and expressing her delight in us: just as we are, right now.
In our brokenness and confusion we make God’s heart skip for joy. Just as we are.
Can we believe that?
Can we wrap our hearts around that possibility?
It is surely the deepest and most profound religious experience to discover that we are loved—unconditionally—by Life in all its depth and in all its fullness. That, surely, is good news as well as a transformative religious moment.