I’ve been asked to share the book I mentioned in today’s sermon.
This morning, to describe what a congregation might look like living out agape love, I told a story from the novel Leaving North Haven, by Michael Lindvall. “The Organist” is about a pastor in rural Minnesota who preaches at a small congregation whose organist has only played three hymns for the past thirty years. Nevertheless, they include her in their life together, and welcome a young man who is HIV positive. This story is a fabulous example of radical hospitality.