A sermon by Fr. Ed Greene
November 22, 1963, was the day President Kennedy was assassinated. Those of us who were alive back then can probably remember exactly what we were doing when we first heard the news. I was in music class at Bowdoin College and the professor announced, “The President has just been shot in Dallas!” September 11, 2001, was the day terrorist planes flew into the World Trade Center. I arrived home after getting physical therapy for an arthritic hip, and my mother had the television on, and we watched in dismay as the first tower collapsed. Do you remember what you were doing?
The prophet Isaiah remembers exactly what he was doing at his time of national calamity. In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple.
Uzziah and Isaiah – two different people with similar-sounding names. Read more…