Build a Little Birdhouse in Your Soul
The song “Birdhouse in Your Soul” by They Might Be Giants leads off our reflection on sanctuary for the month. We’ll explore the meaning of finding a sanctuary within our own hearts and souls.
Recordings of previous services can be downloaded here.
Mysticism has deep roots across religious traditions and at its best teaches us how to live in ways that help us focus on deep truths. The sermon will include messages from an 8th century Sufi mystic, Rabia, 12th century Christian mystic Hildegard of Bingen, and contemporary western Buddhist, Pema Chodron.
Margo Rinehart has recently earned her Masters in Divinity from Seattle University. She has attended the Kitsap UU Fellowship for over twenty years and recently completed a one-year UU Ministerial Internship at Westside UU Congregation in West Seattle. Finding current messages of compassion, integrity, and clarity in older texts is a passion of Margo’s. She tells us “as Unitarian Universalists, we are all called to be our best selves, a never ending process of discovery, discernment, and action.” Come and hear how the wisdom of mystics can help you on this path.
You can live your life without a vision. It’s a life, but there isn’t any cayenne pepper in that soup. And, there is the question, is the world a better place because you are here? A life lived with a vision wakes you up early and yanks you out of bed. It helps you live out your deepest aspirations, it imprints your values into your daily actions and serves as your moral compass. That’s what we will be talking about in this sermon.