Pastor Dexter and Pastor Liz on Easter Sunday 2019
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The Bigger Picture

I recently heard a parable from one of my favorite modern authors and thinker adrienne maree brown. She talked about a fisherman who went out fishing and saw a body in the river where they fished. They jumped out of the boat and pulled the body to shore and saved them. The next day this person saw two bodies floating down the river. They quickly grabbed a friend and were able to pull both out and save them. This continued every day where more and more bodies were coming down the river and the fisherman was unable to save everyone. The fisherman got more and more exhausted trying to save everyone in the river even as they built up rafts and docks to catch as many as possible. It was never enough. The moral of this parable is to go upstream and find the reason that people are ending up in the river in the first place… (adrienne maree brown on the podcast “How To Survive the End of the World, Star Wars: A Spoiler Extravaganza,” December 29, 2017.)

The Bigger Picture
John 6:24-35
Rev. Dexter Kearny
Longview Presbyterian Church
August 1, 2021
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