’Make this contemporary wilderness a place of everlasting love’ – Archbishop’s Easter Day Sermon

By Lynn Glanville

Archbishop Michael Jackson


“They are the people who are made victims of insufficient provision for survival and for dignity at home; they are the people who are trapped in the cycle of injustice which is widely understood to characterize the selective distribution and withholding of wealth at home and abroad; they are the people who ask for nothing but, like us, hope for everything that is good and find that the unyielding wilderness in all of its contemporary gracelessness and Godlessness is the only place they can inhabit because the door of compassion and recognition is shut in their faces –
inside and outside the very same churches. We need to make this contemporary wilderness a place of everlasting love as Jeremiah names it.”


Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Easter Day April 5th 2015

Sermon by the Archbishop, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson

Jeremiah 31.2: Thus says the Lord: The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness; when Israel sought for rest, the Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love;
therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

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