Sermon for September 16, 2018
“A person once endeavored to explain the Truth. Given that this was a modern endeavor, a video was chosen as the medium.
Wisely, a beautiful clearing, by a lake in the countryside, was chosen for the location.
With a breathtaking natural scene as the backdrop, profound words began to paint a picture of our human condition. As the deep, winding, intertwined truths continued to bring forth a vision for the awaiting seeker, a fly buzzed the camera, and then the speaker, abruptly interrupting the speaker, and the message.
A video of a fly was the only thing shown at church the following Sunday.”
The truth of this “Koan” requires nothing extra from you. What you find in it is only what you would naturally find within yourself. Sit with it, ponder it, approach it as you will.
This small ‘Koan sermon’ is part 1 of a two part exploration- of what you’ll have to decide. This is meant to be different, to change the way we are thinking about the things we seek.
In Part 2, we’ll delve deeper into the Koan and how it relates to some things we’ve already touched upon. Until then, set aside some time to read, and re-read, the Koan. Devote some time to think about it while doing your daily activities, prayer, meditation, working out, whatever feels like the right time.
If you enjoy the change in format, and method, let me know and I'll include more of these types of 'non-traditional' types of sermons and teachings.