Seattle Unity Sermon Videos 09-02-2018—”Cracked Pots”

Rev. Karen Lindvig Sunday Sermon
“Cracked Pots”

Sunday Service Video September 2nd, 2018—”Cracked Pot”—Here is the link and player to Rev. Karen Lindvig’s Sunday sermon of 09-02-2018. Rev. Karen continues her 2018 sermons to create in-depth understanding of how to practice the 2018 Annual Theme, “The Inner Pilgrimage.” She also concludes the sub-theme for August/September about the practice of being uncomfortable.

In this sermon, Karen offers the timeless story of “Cracked Pots” and her interpretation of its applications. To do this, she invokes…(see more below)

Plus, Robyn McCoy offers a reading titled “Perfection” (Details and video below.)

Robyn McCoy Reading “Perfection”

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Rev. Karen Lindvig Sermon “Cracked Pots”

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Sermon Summary

Title: “Cracked Pots”

http://seattleunity.org — Reverend Karen Lindvig’s sermon on September 2, 2018 is titled “Cracked Pots.” Rev. Karen continues her 2018 sermons to create in-depth understanding of how to practice the 2018 Annual Theme, “The Inner Pilgrimage.” She also concludes the sub-theme for August/September about the practice of being uncomfortable. In this sermon, Karen offers the timeless story of “Cracked Pots” and her interpretation of its applications. To do this, she invokes the Sermon on the Mount and its concluding injunction to “be perfect.” She draws on Leonard Cohen’s idea from a song, asserting the paradox of perfection/imperfection as forming a divine truth. And then Karen concludes with a demonstration of her practice of exploring being uncomfortable by re-performing her recently performed public comedy routine.

Key quotations relating to this sermon:

John 7:24:

“Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”

Matthew 5:48:

“You, therefore, must be perfect even as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

Anonymous:

“Each of us has our own unique flaws. We’re all cracked pots. But if we will allow it, the Lord will use our flaws to grace God’s table. In Gods great economy, nothing goes to waste. Don’t be afraid of your flaws.”

Leonard Cohen:

“Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”

Robyn McCoy Reading “Perfection”:

Robyn McCoy offers her reading titled “Perfection.” The details of her reading are below.

From the Unity “Daily Word,” August 9, 1952—”Perfection”:

“I look beyond all appearances to the spirit of divine wholeness.

“Beyond every outer appearance there is an inner pattern of divine perfection. I never lose sight of this perfection. No matter what object or appearance comes, before my eyes, I train myself to keep my inner eye upon the presence of infinite Spirit within and beyond.

“In the presence of sickness I keep my attention on the Spirit of health. In the presence of in—harmony I keep my vision on the Spirit of infinite peace. When irritation and cross words fill the atmosphere I affirm the Spirit of love. When temptation to fear or tremble rises in me I place my faith in the Spirit of divine courage. In the face of lack I declare the presence of prosperity; in the face of death I affirm the presence of eternal life. As I read the newspapers and I hear reports about world conditions, I keep my thoughts upon the divine Spirit in the heart of every person and every condition. No matter what my senses report, my faith is stayed on God.”

JOHN 7:24:

“Judge not according to appearance.”

The link to the reading is here:

https://seattleunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/reading-20180902.pdf

The flyer for this service is here:

https://seattleunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/oos-20180902.pdf

 

 

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