|Ecce homo! Antonio Ciseri's 1871 depiction of Pontius Pilate presenting Jesus to the public|
The Very Rev Daniel P Richards proclaims the gospel of John in Jesus’ encounter with Pontius Pilate and Pilate’s confusion on the rule of God. Pilate makes a category error. Richards points to the prologue of John to deeply explain the difference of the rule of Jesus as the logos - the basis of all creation and relationship of God. In the face of violence in the world today, we as Christians must take a new way in love and forgiveness to stop the madness which we may lose our lives over.
Given at the 800 am worship community today.
2 Samuel 23:1-7
Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.