We will begin with the rough translation and after I will pose some more general comments about preaching this text.
Also, if you'd to read it, I have an essay on this text called "The Politics of Chaos" right here.
The 13th century theologian Bonaventure once described God as a circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere. That means that all of us are in the center and no one is on the fringe of God’s presence. Friends, please rise in body or spirit and join in our Call to Worship.
ONE: We gather here today with the joy of hearts set free!
ALL: We come singing, dancing, and rejoicing!
ONE: We gather here today as a family of faith!
ALL: We meet in the center of God’s love, where no one is excluded!
ONE: We gather here today by God’s invitation!
ALL: We bring our joy and fear, our success and failure, to God’s open arms.Come friends, let us worship God together.