Rev. Jobe talked about Michael Singer's book, The Untethered Soul. Singer offers us relief from the monkey mind. He encourages us to a free and open relationship with all of life. It can be a tough challenge or it can raise the energy of loving life through the simple act of taking one more deep breath.
If 'change' is something a person desires we ought go to our most powerful and mysterious organ. And it's not the brain...it's the mind.
Come to our service on February 11th and hear the voices of our youth. Listen to their stories of change.
2.4.18 Service: "Don't Bow Down at the Altar of Change, You May Scrape Your Knees" (Rev. Dick Hood) *Audio File*
Idolatry has existed for as long as humans have walked the face of the earth. Today we think we have no idols, but we are wrong. They are still present; they have just disguised themselves with clever, modern gift wrap.
Change is frightening to some of us; we put a lot of effort into avoiding it like the plague. Others find Change to be exciting, enlivening, an adventure. But regardless of our feelings, Change is an inevitable part of Life, a virtual Law of Nature.
Think about one thing you have changed in your life, or about a time when things changed and you had no control over the changes. How did you deal with it? What tools or skills did you use? Come this month to hear what our speakers have to share about Change.
You may learn to “be the change you wish to see.”
The transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly has long been used as a metaphor for human spiritual development, and appropriately so. Teachers and parents are wont to catching caterpillars and placing them in jars or other appropriate see-through container to show children the awe-inspiring process yet the real magic remains invisible to us. What we don’t see is that the process is actually quite messy and that is real lesson we need to learn. What looks like magic and mystery from the outside is chaotic and quite messy on the inside.
1/14/18 Service: "Is It Possible There Is Still Something Awe-Inspiring?" (Rev. Pat Jobe) *Audio File*
As Rev. Pat Jobe was serving the Greenville UU, one of his atheist parishioners asked him to stop using the word, "sacred," and substitute the term, "awe-inspiring." He complied and fell in love with the term. As in recent services, he has asked us to consider the mythos that resonates in our own lives, this Sunday he will tell some wild and crazy stories of people who experienced awe in the presence of some pretty traditional icons. It is not for the faint of heart.