Welcoming the Stranger
"One of the paradoxes of the gospel is this: that in the incarnation, in Jesus, God makes God-self stranger, the 'other' who comes to humanity unknown, and un-acclaimed, and in the vulnerability of a Jewish child. The gospels bear witness to how, written in the life of Christ, is an understanding of welcome, and generosity, and respect that reaches out and builds on the message of Jesus to restore what is damaged, to unite what is divided, to bring peace where there is hostility, and wholeness where there is brokenness." - Stephen Copson preaching at 'Provoking Faith in a Time of Isolation', the online gathering of Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 30th August 2020.
Listen to the sermon and discussion here: https://soundcloud.com/bloomsbury-1/welcoming-the-stranger