Honorable Mentions: Bigger Than Me, Higher than I, July 7, 2019

Honorable Mentions: Bigger Than Me, Higher than I, July 7, 2019

What are Honorable Mentions?  They are the quotes, book references, videos, etc that may have been brought up during Sunday’s sermon and are posted here in case somebody would like to check them out.  Please remember that all references occurred within the context of the sermon.  Sermon delivered by Pastor Bryan Hackett. 


Bible References:  Psalm 61:1-4; Job 36:13-15; James 1:2-8

Quotes:  First the fall, and then recovery from the fall—and both are the mercy of God–Julian of Norwich

Books:  Adam’s Return: The Five Promises of Male Initiation, by Richard Rohr https://www.amazon.com/Adams-Return-Five-Promises-Initiation/dp/082452280X/ref=sr_1_2?crid=CKB052IS74G3&keywords=adam%27s+return+the+five+promises+of+male+initiation&qid=1562858170&s=gateway&sprefix=Adam%27s+re%2Caps%2C166&sr=8-2

Story:  A Mother’s Advice

Jiun, a Shingon master, was a well-known Sanskrit scholar of the Tokugawa era. When he was young he used to deliver lectures to his brother students.

His mother heard about this and wrote him a letter:

“Son, I do not think you became a devotee of the Buddha because you desired to turn into a walking dictionary for others. There is no end to information and commentation, glory and honor. I wish you would stop this lecture business. Shut yourself up in a little temple in a remote part of the mountain. Devote your time to meditation and in this way attain true realization.”

Video:  Our Place in the Universe

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