This was the first of a series of sermons that utilized the poetry of Carl Sandburg. It starts strangely because I began with the first lines of the poem below.
I ASKED the professors who teach the meaning of life to tell
me what is happiness.
And I went to famous executives who boss the work of
thousands of men.
They all shook their heads and gave me a smile as though
I was trying to fool with them
And then one Sunday afternoon I wandered out along the
And I saw a crowd of Hungarians under the trees
with their women and children and a keg of beer
and an accordion.