Rev. Karen Lindvig Sunday Sermon
“The Good News”
Sunday Service Video November 4th, 2018—”The Good News”—Here is the link and player to Rev. Karen Lindvig’s Sunday sermon of 11-04-2018. Rev. Karen continues her 2018 sermons to create in-depth understanding of how to practice the 2018 Annual Theme, “The Inner Pilgrimage.” In her next few sermons, Karen will emphasize the sub-theme in October/November—the practice of embracing the unknown.
In this sermon titled “The Good News,” Karen recalls the immense amount of division and hatred that has been dominating the news cycle. She reminded the members of the Seattle Unity Spiritual Community that we…(see more below)
Also, Jackie Roberts offers her reading of “The Gentle Art of Blessing.” (Details and video below.)
Jackie Roberts Reading “The Gentle Art of Blessing”
Rev. Karen Lindvig Sermon “The Good News”
Title: “The Good News”
http://seattleunity.org — Reverend Karen Lindvig’s sermon on November 4th, 2018 is titled “The Good News.” Rev. Karen continues her 2018 sermons to create an in-depth understanding of how to practice the 2018 Annual Theme, “The Inner Pilgrimage,” with a focus on the October/November sub-theme of the “Practice of Embracing the Unknown.” In this sermon titled “The Good News,” Karen recalls the immense amount of division and hatred that has been dominating the news cycle. She reminded the members of the Seattle Unity Spiritual Community that we have all practiced loving kindness and said many prayers; that we have blessed and prayed for victims as well as those who have committed atrocities. Karen then revisited the Seattle Unity Vision Statement:
“We are an accessible and inclusive spiritual sanctuary for all ages and stages of life. We offer spiritual practices and a community that honors diversity and encourages self-empowerment. We co-create a world that works for all.”
Then Karen listed many positive examples of actions people have taken and that we can take to be a force for loving kindness and The Golden Rule in our world. She concludes with a prayer the emphasizes that the Good News is that we have the power to be a blessing.
Quotations related to this sermon:
“Bless the world around you unselfishly with divine order. As you do so, you release the power of order into the atmosphere to do its perfect work. Look for, expect and give thanks for divine order, often. By doing so, you release one of your most important mind powers to work for you and through you to bless yourself and mankind.”
“I bless the divine order that is leading the whole of humanity through the many upheavals present to the win-win paradigm which will finally give birth to that world which works for all, which is our divine destiny.”
“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.”
Luke 6: 27-31
“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
Jackie Roberts Reading “The Gentle Art of Blessing”:
The Gentle Art of Blessing
By Pierre Pradervand
On awakening, bless this day, for it is already full of unseen good which your blessings will call forth, for to bless is to acknowledge the unlimited good that is embedded in the texture of the universe and awaiting each and all.
On passing people in the street, on the bus, in places of work and play, bless them. The peace of your blessing will accompany them on their way, and its aura will be a light on their path.
As you walk, bless the city in which you live, its government and teachers, its nurses and street sweepers, its children and bankers, its priests and prostitutes. The minute anyone expresses the least aggression or unkindness to you, respond with blessing. Bless them totally, sincerely, joyfully—for such blessings are a shield that protects them from the ignorance of their misdeed and deflects the arrow that was aimed at you.
To bless means to wish, unconditionally and from the deepest chamber of your heart, unrestricted good for others and events; it means to hallow, to hold in reverence, to behold with awe that which is always a gift from the Creator
When something goes completely askew in your day, when some unexpected event upsets your plans—and upsets you—burst into blessing. For life is teaching you a lesson, and the very event you believed to be unwanted, you yourself called forth, so as to learn the lesson you might balk against were you not to bless it. Trials are blessings in disguise and hosts of angels follow in their path.
To bless is to acknowledge the omnipresent, universal beauty hidden from material eyes; it is to activate that law of attraction, which, from the furthest reaches of the universe, will bring into your life exactly what you need to experience and enjoy.
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