Baptism of our Lord
Isaiah 42:1-9; Matthew 3:13-17
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Preached on the day following the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords
A few months ago,
when comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held a rally on the Mall,
a lot of people dismissed their efforts as little more than a publicity stunt
and thinly-veiled politicking just two weeks prior to the election.
Part satire, part political demonstration,
these comedians lampooned our nation’s broken politics,
and assailed its hateful, vitriolic political rhetoric.
Comedians did this, because few others had the guts to do so.