Sermon for Friends Congregational Church
“Overcoming the Island Identity”
Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Let’s ponder a question this morning: From the words of Lewis Carroll’s caterpillar, “Who are you?” It’s a complex question. Who are you? Where to begin? Let’s start figuring it out by looking to this morning’s lesson from the Hebrew Scriptures where we find the implications of one’s name. Abraham means “father of nations.” Sarah means, “Princess of many.” So, in thinking about who we are, we might start by recalling what our names mean.