Seattle Unity Sermon Video 06-04-2017—”Beyond Labels”

Sunday Service Video June 4th, 2017—”Beyond Labels”—Here is the link and player to the Sunday sermon from 06-04-2017, with Rev. Karen Lindvig’s sermon titled “Beyond Labels.” In this sermon, Karen explores how we label ourselves and others—the process of categorization. Specifically, she describes how labeling influences us in ways that help us and others, and ways that harm self and others as well. Building on the Annual Theme of Transformational Journey, she builds an understanding of labels with several stories and studies; quotations from contemporary thinkers and from scripture; and a video from Denmark. Karen then offers how to apply these understandings of labeling towards finding what we have in common as a way to make progress in social justice in our society.

 

Rev. Karen Lindvig Sermon “Beyond Labels”

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SERMON SUMMARY

http://seattleunity.org—In this Sunday sermon titled “Beyond Labels,” Rev. Karen Lindvig explores how we label ourselves and others—the process of categorization. Specifically, she describes how labeling influences us in ways that help us and others, and ways that harm self and others as well. Building on the Annual Theme of Transformational Journey, she builds an understanding of labels with several stories and studies; quotations from contemporary thinkers and from scripture; and a video from Denmark. Karen then offers how to apply these understandings of labeling towards finding what we have in common as a way to make progress in social justice in our society.

 

Quotations related to this sermon:

CS Lewis: “You don’t have a soul. You are a soul; you have a body.”

Bhagavad-gita: “As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, similarly, the soul accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones.”

Matthew 7:1-3: “Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye?”

Charles Fillmore: “Race mind: -Totality of beliefs, thoughts, memories, feelings, and experiences of the race. Man has built into the race mind a consciousness of corruptible flesh instead of the inherent incorruptible substance of God-Mind.”

Jesus said: “Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. 2 For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get.”

Emily Cady: “Primary cause of suffering is that we believe we are in bondage to the flesh.”