Seattle Unity Sermon Video 06-11-2017—”Selfless Service”

Sunday Service Video June 11th, 2017—”Selfless Service”—Here is the link and player to the Sunday sermon from 06-11-2017, with Rev. Karen Lindvig’s sermon titled “Selfless Service.” In this Sunday sermon Rev. Karen Lindvig explores how service from a motive of compassion for others can be key aspect of one’s transformational journey. The service includes music by Kim Archer and Erin McGaughan. We include a video of the retirement ceremony for Louis Mason, teacher of children. (More below…)

 

Rev. Karen Lindvig Sermon “Selfless Service”

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Retirement Ceremony for Louis Mason, Teacher of Children

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SERMON SUMMARY

http://seattleunity.org—In this Sunday sermon titled “Selfless Service,” Rev. Karen Lindvig explores how service from a motive of compassion for others can be key aspect of one’s transformational journey. That’s because engaging in the 2017 Annual Theme of a Transformational Journey calls for those on such a path to set the ego—the selfish self—aside. That means being self-less in service to others. Doing this has been taught by master spiritual teachers for thousands of years. Rev. Karen emphasizes a key invocation to service from Jesus, as described by the New Testament. Karen concludes her sermon on Selfless Service with a call to each member of the community to engage in selfless service through harnessing the divine energy that can flow through each of us.

 

Quotations related to this sermon:

John 13:12: After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you?”

Swami Sivananda: “The first step in the spiritual path is selfless service of humanity. Selfless service prepares the aspirant for the attainment of cosmic consciousness.”

Gandhi: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Buddha: “Radiate boundless love towards the entire word.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

Matthew 6:2: “So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.”

Kahlil Gibran: “You work that you may keep pace with the Earth and the Soul of the Earth. For to be idle is to become a stranger onto the seasons.”