Thanks to laderrick for posting links to Pastor Wright’s sermons in a diary on Daily Kos.
Good Friday is the most solemn day in Lent. I consider it the closest thing we Christians have to Yom Kippur (although Good Friday seems to me pastel in comparison in our neck of the woods.) Nevertheless, we can make of it what we can, and this extended excerpt of Pastor Wright’s sermon after 9/11/01 — in its whole context — sets a tone for what Good Friday can be all about.
As Pastor Wright marked 9/11/01 as a time of self examination, Good Friday is a time of self examination too.
Let this nation of richness and power also repent of building a mountain of conclusions over stitched snippets ripped out of context. Not only is it wrong, it makes us look stupid. Sean Hannity started all of this. We should have known.