Beauty Will Save the World
Some thoughts on Beauty in Vexing Times – Lyndon Harris
August 2, 2020 10:30AM https://zoom.us/j/93224989290 Mtg # 93224989290
Do we have an obligation to beauty? If so, what is it? Isn’t that just another form of escapism to take our minds off of the crisis du jour? Being present to beauty – the beauty of a flower, the beauty of a child, the beauty of a loved one – is an antidote to despair. The poet and philosopher, John O’Donahue, wrote, “The human soul is hungry for beauty; we seek it everywhere – in landscape, music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love, religion and in ourselves…When we experience the Beautiful, there is a sense of homecoming.” Join us for a homecoming, and a conversation about the healing power of beauty.
Sunday July 19, 2020 at 10:30 — Lyndon Harris
In Medias Res
Homer began his epic poems “In medias res” This is the term for starting a writing in the middle of things. Today we find ourselves in the middle of a lot of things, challenging things: a surging global pandemic, civil unrest in response to the murder of George Floyd, and grave financial uncertainties. And we long for a return to “normal” – whatever that is. But being in the middle of things brings with it an unexpected grace – the opportunity to reimagine our life together, to change things we no longer accept, and to rewrite our destiny. Being in the middle of things might be unsettling, but we are all still capable of influencing the outcome, we are still able to work for a more just, compassionate, kind and hopeful future. But how do we do that? And how do we take care of ourselves on the journey? Join us to hear some thoughts about this journey, drawing from many resources, followed by conversation.
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Sunday July 5, 2020 at 10:30 — Lyndon Harris
Seeking Sanity in Crazy Times: Finding
Inner Peace in the Midst of Outer Turmoil
Life has been a little crazy lately. With so many challenges going on, is it possible to maintain a sense of balance?
While there are many voices telling us that we must be mindful of safety protocols because of external circumstances, we must also be mindful of inner safety. Martin Luther King once said ―be the peace you wish to see in the world.‖ By finding peace within ourselves, we contribute to the peace
in the world. Join us for some thoughts and a conversation about how we might do this, connecting the dots between internal and external peace, and why it’s vital for our health.
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Please see instructions below for joining by phone or computer for our next virtual fellowship this Sunday, June 7 at 10:30 am via Zoom. Rev. Michael Carter will be sharing “Gandhi, Dr. King, and Buddhism on Suffering.” What a timely message to help us weather the storms of the recent sadness from the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.
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