The cross & strange fruit


A sermon offered on the Second Sunday in Lent, February 28, 2021, at St. Paul’s in Greensboro, Alabama.

Principal Text: Mark 8:31-38

I refer to the song “Strange Fruit” as sung by Billie Holiday. If you want to give the song a listen, you can do so here. I also talk about the National Memorial for Peace and Justice built by the Equal Justice Initiative. If you are unfamiliar with this memorial, you can view photos and learn more here.

“When Peter considered the cross, he could only see defeat, humiliation, a shameful death. He could not see the world upside down, that the symbol of defeat would become the path to hope. That in rising again, death and the power of this world would be overcome.”