Sermon: What's It All About? (Ziegler Award):
"There's a wonderful story from the tradition of the desert fathers and mothers who flourished as hermits in the early centuries of the Christian church. The story is told that Abba Lot went to see Abba Joseph, and said to him, 'Abba, as far as I can, I say my little office, I fast a little, I pray and I meditate, I live in peace, and as far as I can I purify my thoughts. What else can I do?' And the old man stood up, and he stretched his hands toward heaven. His fingers became like ten lamps of fire. And he said to him, 'If you will, you can become all flame.' "
The text of a wonderful sermon written by a pastor that I enjoy reading and listening to, Anne Robertson. It won her the Ziegler Award in preaching and has been published in a couple of books.