Beguiled by Beauty
June 14 - July 26, 2020
June 14, 2020 Watch for the Facebook Premiere at 10:30 am
June 21 - July 26
Join us in the sanctuary
watch recorded version
on Facebook at 10:30 am
One thing I ask of you, [Divine Goodness],
one thing I seek:
that I may dwell in your house all the days of my life,
to gaze on your beauty
and to meditate in your Temple.
- Psalm 27:4 (Inclusive Bible)
An early 6th century theologian described God as “beguiled by beauty.”
The Creator was lured by a longing for beauty
and so set in motion a world of immense diversity and goodness.
We were made for this Divine Goodness.
We were made inherently worthy, not by our “doing,”
but by our simply being.
All things are beautiful–not by a standard of “pretty” as seen by our eyes,
but by an essence of sacred worth that is sensed by the spirit.
This is the root and heart of compassion and justice.
Practices of contemplation help us train our gaze to these deeper truths.
In this worship series we will dwell
with the God of Divine Goodness,
deeply in love with us,
and practice ways to return that love
as we fall more deeply in love with creation and with one another.