The following was given at Holy Trinity Brussels, on 26 July 2015. It was my first time preaching in the morning service, hence the special introduction. The Gospel reading for this sermon is John 6:1-21.
“A creative minority of practising Christians, Schuman, Adenauer and De Gasperi, helped Europe out of its post-war crisis by proposing a way forward based on biblical principles. They believed that democracy was either Christian, or it would become non-existent.” — Tunne Kelam MEP
Does Europe have a soul? As an American, I find this an interesting question, because to reflect upon my home country, I must answer in the affirmative: America has a soul. But Europe? I don’t know, but I know that the European project, Europe, needs one.