My title for this sermon is drawn from Leonard Cohen’s wonderful song Hallelujah, in which he sings of a holy and a broken Hallelujah, a cold and a broken Hallelujah. He sings of how hallelujahs emerge from the ordinary aspects of human existence, from flawed and strained relationships. And yet they are still Hallelujah. We can still sing praise and hallelujah, even in the
most troubling circumstances, because there is something more at work in us than our fragility.