You've probably heard the line about not one snowflake being the same and how the same is true about human beings. Well, that's kind of corny, but it's true! The next time you're sitting on a patio, or walking the Midtown Global Market, or eating cheese curds at the fair, stop and see each "neighbor" who walks by. They, like you, are amazing amalgamations of stories, experiences, gifts, and dreams. Is this diversity an opportunity for awe and possibility or fear and isolation? We get to decide. Find a filled-in version of the outline from the message here.
Come on, admit it, you have stopped to stare at a flower, a baby, and your cell phone – mouth wide open – thinking, “This is freaking amazing!” We live in a universe we will never fully comprehend, which is filled with phenomena, creatures and things we will stand in awe of no matter how smart we get. This doesn’t prove God exists or anything like it, but it sure does give us some perspective from which to see ourselves and learn our place. And it is kind of fun! Join us in being jaw-dropping amazed this July. This service was held outdoors at Minnehaha Falls, Please excuse the hum in the backgound....
This is the message from week 4 of our focus on forgiveness, "Mending What's Torn."
Forgiving Yourself. You might think this is the easiest because you don’t have to face another person or get them to cooperate, but as you probably know, forgiving yourself may be the very hardest of all. We know too much about ourselves. We know all of the ways we have wronged others that they don't know. We realize just how guilty and undeserving we are of forgiveness. How can we be free if we won't free ourselves? Strangely enough, this personal problem is one that we can deal with better together, so let's start doing it!