The first Sunday back from the National Caravan for Marriage Equality, I preached a sermon called "Spiritual Risk Taking." Here's an excerpt from near the beginning:
"When the voice on the other end of the phone asked me to consider the Caravan, I felt a tugging from someplace deep inside me. However, I have spent a fair amount of my adult life becoming pretty skilled at ignoring tuggings like that when I feel them. How about you?
"...This time, I said yes. And that got me thinking about the nature of spiritual risk taking. Saying yes to participating in this Caravan felt like a leaning into the Spirit, a trusting of something I had no reason to trust...
"What do I mean by spiritual risk-taking? Spirituality refers to the inner dimension, the depth dimension, of every person. In the way I feel it, your spirit is the core of your being, your authentic self, the inner light that makes you who are in your depths. When we awaken to those deepest parts of the self and begin to live from them, it's a sense of coming home to what in your heart you want most. I think that this is what we simultaneously yearn for…and flee.
"In all of my life, I want to live with courage and authenticity to the degree that I can. Is that an aspiration that you share? So, why do we ignore our core promptings?"
The whole text can be found here.