Sermon May 22, 2011 on Acts 7:51-60. Confirmation Sunday. We all have the tendency to give in to spitefulness and hatred to a certain degree. If we allow our tendencies to get out of hand, we will have a monster on our hands. We have moved out of the darkness of the tomb, but we stand in the shadows of of nasty behavior based in our unwillingness to hold ourselves accountable or allow others in our lives to hold us accountable. How do we move from a life of spitefulness and hatred to one which demonstrates the love of God, love of neighbor, and love of enemy found in the Kingdom of God?