Sermon: “Replace Yourself” from Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink

Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink - April 5, 2023

Replace Yourself

Replace Yourself

We are called to serve, help, and work for justice. We dedicate time, energy, and resources to making our church, community, and world a better place. And, yet, our time is limited. Someone else will need to pick up the work someday. Someone will come next... won't they? In this episode, Rev. Gretchen explores our responsibility for mentoring another generation who will take our place in the great work.

From Series: "Terms of Service: The fine print of community"

We all long “to be of use,” as Marge Piercy’s poem puts it. To do our small part in a greater work of love. It is a fundamental part of what it means to be human. Yet, at the same time, these days this can feel out of reach. This March, we’re exploring what it means “to be of use.” How important it is in theory and how challenging it can be in reality. How this fundamental action that knits human society together is also the thing that we never fully consented to. We might call it the “fine print” of what it means to be in community. A little like those “terms of service” we all tend to click yes to, without ever having read the many-many-words of details.

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