Wednesday, October 3, 2007

From Head to Heart

David R. Sawyer
Professor of MinistryDirector of Lifelong Learning and Advanced Degrees

Luke 5:17-26
September 21, 2007

The story of the healing of the paralytic brings the message not only of healing of a body but of redemption of the heart of the paralyzed person as well. The preacher’s own journey from head to heart is tied to this passage and also to the image of the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz whose joints were frozen because he lacked a heart. The congregation concluded the sermon with an experience of the “prayer of the heart” in chant and prayer. Listen to the sermon. Read the sermon in PDF.