Sunday Service Video December 17th, 2017—“Wise Tales”—Here is the link and player to the Rev. Karen Lindvig’s sermon of 12-17-2017. In this Sunday sermon titled “Wise Tales,“ Rev. Karen Lindvig elaborates on the Annual Theme of the Transformational Journey. She does this with a metaphorical interpretation of the Wise Men of the Christmas story by … (see more below)
Rev. Karen Lindvig Sermon “Wise Tales”
Title: Wise Tales
http://seattleunity.org—In this Sunday sermon titled “Wise Tales,“ Rev. Karen Lindvig elaborates on the Annual Theme of the Transformational Journey. Karen does this with a metaphorical interpretation of the Wise Men of the Christmas story by reflecting on the power of using wise mentors, real or imagined, in the outer world or in dreams, male or female, human or non-human, to activate our own inner wisdom. Karen reviews sample wise people, as mentors, as a way to prompt participants to choosing their mentors of choice for an exercise. They included Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series, to Morpheus of the Matrix, to Gandalf from Lord of the Rings, to Yoda from Star Wars, to Gandhi, Martin Luther King, the Dalai Lama, and Mother Teresa, to name a few.
To put this idea into spiritual practice, Rev. Karen leads the members of the community through a guided meditation exercise of mentally, emotionally connecting to the Wise Mentor of choice, as a way to connect to the Wise Self within to enhance our uniquiness as individuals.
Quotations related to this sermon:
Morpheus (The Matrix): ”Sooner or later you’re gonna realize, just like I did… There’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.”
Matthew 2:-2: In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.”
I Kings 3:12, 13 & 15: “I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both wealth and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings…Then Solomon awoke—and he realized it had been a dream.”
Ecclesiastes 9:17: “The quiet words of the wise are to be heeded more than the shouts of a ruler of fools.”
James 3: 17: “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”
Gandalf (J. R. R. Tolkien): ”Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check. But that is not what I have found. I have found that it is the small every-day deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.”
Mark Twain: “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”