Since my “pre-sermon ponderings” ended on an ambiguous–yet hopeful–note, I thought some folks might like to see the finished sermon manuscript. The manuscript, of course, is not the sermon. It is what I intended to say. And it is pretty close, I think, to what I actually said. And I can hope that it’s somewhat along the lines of what people in the congregation heard. Unless God needed them to hear something else, in which case I hope they heard that instead.