Sermon: “Out of Place, Out of Time”
Scripture: Luke 23:32-43
In this passage from Luke, there are many references that highlight the place of the cross as a place for shaming — not just for Jesus but for anyone accused of moral failure. The stage is set and all the actors take their place on this stage of shame. An ironic twist is involved in this “play”, one worthy of Shakespeare. The tables are turned, and the place of shame becomes a healing place. What role do we play in this drama? What is our relationship to God through this sacred space? What does it mean to enter into Paradise?