We welcomed guest speaker Imam Jamal Rahman who talked on “Awakening the Soul through Sacred Laughter”. Jamal focused today on joy and laughter is the soul’s own truth. He brought up the fascinating idea of Truth versus “the truth of convenience”. He suggested we could, on a daily basis, list those actions we’d taken which we’d prefer not to have taken, and bless and release them. On the same list, we could ennumerate the divine qualities we’d exhibited that day. Paying attention shifts things, and grows what we focus on. Whenever Jamal comes to us, he delights us with his “Mullah Nasruddin” tales of folk wisdom and absurdity. He closed with the reminder that the deepest spiritual practice we can always do is gratitude, illustrated with a delightful tale of Mullah Nasruddin losing his donkey.
Darrius Willrich brought his gifts of jazz and soul for our guest music in a perfect complement to deepen our worship time together.