The Urgency of Now: A Sermon on Climate Change

One World House - Mark Davies

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This sermon was delivered on January 25, 2015 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Tulsa, OK, USA

Readings: Jonah 3:1-5, 10 and Mark 1:14-20

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

As much as I would rather relate to Jonah in our Hebrew scripture this morning, I think that we as a society are much more like the people of Nineveh. If we do not repent quickly from the way we are behaving towards each other and towards the planet, we will face very negative consequences – very quickly (In fact we already are). In our passage…

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