About his sermon, Tony says: “Not long ago I came upon an article by someone who almost died in a hospital but who, through the help of friends who came to visit, pulled through. She came to feel that each gesture they made for her was almost miraculous. But she also knew that they didn’t see what they did as anything special. They couldn’t see what a gift they had given. She concluded that it was ‘as if they were angels who had forgotten.’ I was struck by this expression and immediately thought: What an interesting way to see the people who have nurtured us: as heavenly beings, who give without knowing how miraculous and divine they really are. And perhaps it is an interesting way to see ourselves too?
Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen has been pastor of Olympia Brown UU Church in Racine since 1975 (yes, that’s 41 years and probably a record!). He is an annual guest speaker at our Fellowship.