Texts: Leviticus 19:18,34; March 8:34-37; Galatians 2:19-20
Speaker: Joel Miller
After four months, we’re at the end of this theme. That’s a long theme. We’ve been listening for how we’re Called In to different parts of life. Called in to the World. To our City. How we’re called in to this Congregation and how this congregation calls us in.
And, Self. Called to be our deepest, truest selves. Which is another way of talking about how the Spirit wakens us to our participation in the life of God. Which is love. Which is life leading to more life. We’ve got these spheres, these widening circles, where self is both the smallest one, and the one that can transcend all the others.
Thomas Merton calls this “the most important of all voyages.”
This is what he wrote:
What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous. ( “The Wisdom of the Desert: Sayings from the Desert Fathers of the Fourth Century”, p.11.)
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