The Mildew and Metaphor of Summer

Tom Robbins has written: “Louisiana in September was like an obscene phone call from nature. The air – moist, sultry, secretive, and far from fresh – felt as if it were being exhaled into one’s face.” Louisiana summers – September, August, and July – are a challenge to our endurance, imagination, and spirituality. What gives our lives meaning when it feels like we are just slogging through life, barely enduring? How can what we learn about ourselves in summer give us deeper understanding about ourselves not only this season, but throughout the year? (This sermon and service will be offered by our Consulting Minister, the Rev. Dr. Jane Mauldin, whose air conditioning has been broken much of this past week!)