The monthly service theme at Seattle Unity Church for December, 2013, is “Spiritual Catalyst.” Here are the links and players to the music videos and sermon from Sunday, 12-15-2013, with the sermon titled “Follow the Star.”
Seattle Unity Choir and Matt Corey Sing “Every Praise is to Our God”
Christina Brewer, Becky Thatcher & Seattle Unity Choir Sing “Love Comes Gently”
Rev. Karen Lindvig Sermon “Follow the Star”
Christina Brewer & Seattle Unity Choir Sings “Let the Church Say Amen”
https://seattleunity.org—Rev. Karen Lindvig continues her theme for December, which is to explore aspects of being a spiritual catalyst. In her “Follow the Star” sermon, she reveals the allegorical parallels between the story of the wise men and the birth of Jesus in defiance of King Herod to show how to defy the obstacles in our own life, in pursuit of our dreams, our deep purposes, and our true north—all in pursuit of being a more effective spiritual catalyst for self and others.
Quotations Related to this Sermon
Matthew 2:10: When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
Joseph Campbell: “If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”
Bill George: “Your true north is the internal compass that guides you successfully through life. It is your orienting point – your fixed point in a spinning world that helps you stay on track.”
Key ideas related to this sermon:
1. The Wise Men represent the part of us that follows “true north”.
2. Follow your bliss and love what you do. Then give your gifts, talents and time freely and generously for the good of all beings.
3. When you do what you love, you are a spiritual catalyst.