Sermon Shorts 9-10-2023

Separation of Church and State

Okay, and in this country, we separate politics from faith for a lot of good reasons. We learn to worship God and not politicians. We learn that we vote for politicians but not for God, because God is the King of kings and Lord of lords and never needed to be elected.

But today, the sermon is a yes to our book club’s request. The first question that people usually ask me when I talk about immigration is, “Why are you interested? What’s it to you?” And my interest in immigration started when I was a kid, learning the stories of our family who came to America in the 1800s.

My father’s family left the island of Guernsey and moved to Philadelphia. My mother’s family left Switzerland and moved to the suburbs of New York.

What Makes Americans Unique

Every American knows how to answer the question, “Where are you from originally?”

No one from any other country or continent on this planet has a clue what Americans mean by that question, let alone being able to answer it. We are unique in that way.