Tasting the Fruit

Sermon by Vicar Chris Tiews, 07/26/2009

“And they ate and were satisfied. And they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full. And there were about four thousand people. And he sent them away.” Mk 8:8-9

He was charismatic. He had a way with people. He was fascinated by religion.

But, as his childhood acquaintances later recalled, he was also obsessed with death.

A voracious reader—even as a child—he had studied Joseph Stalin, Karl Marx, Mahatma Gandhi, and Adolf Hitler, noting carefully their various strengths and weaknesses.

In order to create his own Utopian society, he would blend all of these philosophies into a deadly brew and establish a society in which all races would be united—in which everyone would be equal.

A fine goal indeed.

But there was a tiny catch ….
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