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Theme for March, 2018
The month of March will be spent exploring the profoundly beautiful prayer known as the Prayer of St. Francis. Spoken almost 800 years ago, this prayer serves as a timely reminder of our responsibility to be bearers of the light, particularly during this time of global transformation. Each week, we will deepen into a meaning of one of the lines of this exquisite prayer and feel what it means to be God's instrument.
Getting to the Heart of the Matter
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - "Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace"
An abbot in a remote Tibetan monastery once said "Peace is of the greatest importance in our world today. In the absence of peace, we lose what we have gained. In the presence of peace, all things are possible." Today we explore the first line of this profound Prayer of St. Francis to become instruments of possibilities.
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - "Where there is Hatred, Let Me Sow Love"
Here's an idea to chew on: "The truth about hatred is that hate is love." That sounds like a Zen Koan, doesn't it? If it got your attention, come today to find out who said it and what it actually means as we discover how to be sow-ers of love!
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - "Where There is Darkness and Sadness, Let me Sow Light and Joy"
The ancient Egyptians believed that upon death their answers to two questions would determine whether they continued their journey into the afterlife. The first question was "Did you find joy?" The second was "Did you bring joy?" As we bring our theme to a close today, we will become instruments of joy and light.
Sunday, March 25, 2018 - Palm Sunday - "Where there is Injury, Let Me Sow Pardon"
Culminating in a sacred and holy Rose Blessing Ceremony, today we will explore St. Francis' meaning of the words "injury" and "pardon," which are used in ways different from what you might initially think. In fact, they are St. Francis' way of expressing his desire to heal the sick and bring recovery to the wounded. Today we will do just that.