Psalms for the Event Horizon (05-05-19 Sermon)

Posted by on May 7, 2019 in Podcasts | 0 comments

The human ego is a kind of black hole, sucking to its center everybody else’s truth, everyone else’s perspective, the event horizon of ravenous self-interest. What moved me in this international project was that no one camera could capture the image, no one astronomer could do it. They had to step back and expand over the half the surface of the planet to see the bigger picture; a singular point of view was only useful in relation to all the other points. This is also a religious way, this essential pluralism, this willing confession that your own point of view is only that, a pinprick of experience, meaningless unless it’s in relation. This is a matter of science and a matter of the heart.
-Rev. Victoria Safford, “Psalms for the Event Horizon”
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Anything is Possible in this World (04-21-19 Sermon)

Posted by on Apr 23, 2019 in Podcasts | 0 comments

What can we imagine? When our spirits are weary and ragged, and the news of the day, day after day, almost unspeakably bad (except that we are called to speak, to testify) and our hearts are broken and our hope is faltering, and it feels like our country, and our soul practically, has been hijacked – what can we yet imagine? I don’t know if anything is possible in this world, but I’m pretty sure that nothing much of value is until we can see it in our minds, speak it with our mouths, tell stories about it that we learned when we were children and never quite forgot, because those stories were true.

-Rev. Victoria Safford, “Anything is Possible in this World”

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