Sermon; The Feast of the Holy Trinity: Mystery and Majesty
Date: June 3, 2018
Liturgical Day: The First Sunday after Pentecost; Proper 4B
Nicodemus — a Pharisee — a leader of the Jewish community in Jerusalem — is surrounded by other religious officials who are opposed to Jesus, and determined to silence him. Still, Nicodemus sees something in Jesus and makes his way, under cover of darkness, to visit with him. In the story of Nicodemus, which continues at St. John 7:45-52, and St. John 19:38-42, we see that he has become a person of faith, no longer seeking Jesus under cover of darkness, but faithful and courageous enough to ask for Jesus' body only hours after seeing him executed. How have we been drawn to a deeper place of faith and courage over the years, by the Holy Spirit?