A Love Supreme

John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme is a masterpiece! It is a suite in four movements that has become as important for some as the Book of Common Prayer, rosaries, and candles to their spiritual lives. But this powerful piece of music released in 1965 could not have been conceived by Coltrane without his moment in the wilderness in 1957. His wilderness moment was located in his Philadelphia home, where behind locked doors he beat his addiction to drugs.

I use this amazing piece of music and this torturous time in Coltrane’s life as a bridge to consider Jesus’ wilderness time of temptation as well as the times of wilderness wandering in our lives. In this sermon I pose the proposition, maybe we can learn from Jesus how we deal with the in-between times in our lives. Take a listen!https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-szbu9-aa79e1