Note: this sermon contains reflections on sexual violence.

Excerpt: “I can’t promise it will be easy – in fact, I can almost promise that it won’t. And I can’t promise that it won’t leave it’s mark – in fact, I can almost promise that it will. But I can promise that if, like Jacob, you show up at the river in the night, if, like the widow, you show up to the judge and speak the words that shape your heart, God will meet you there. What comes of it – what comes of the wrestling match, what comes of the pursuit of justice – well that’s up to you. I hope you will show up. There are so many things worth showing up for.”

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