Honorable Mentions: Meaning and Rest, April 26, 2020

Honorable Mentions: Meaning and Rest, April 26, 2020

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

Matthew 11:28-29; 1 Corinthians 2:2; John 14:6


The Seven Storey Mountain, by Thomas Merton. (https://www.amazon.com/Seven-Storey-Mountain-Thomas-Merton/dp/0156010860/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1588350329&sr=8-1)

Oh, Where all day long your eyes must turn, again and again, to the House that hides the Sacramental Christ! [body and blood represented in wine and bread]

 I did not even know who Christ was, that He was God. I had not the faintest idea that there existed such a thing as the Blessed Sacrament. I thought churches were simply places where people got together and sang a few hymns. And yet now I tell you, you who are now what I once was, unbelievers, it is that Sacrament, and that alone, the Christ living in our midst, and sacrificed by us, and for us and with us, in the clean and perpetual Sacrifice, it is He alone Who holds our world together, and keeps us all from being poured headlong and immediately into the pit of our eternal destruction. And I tell you there is a power that goes forth from that Sacrament, a power of light and truth, even into the hearts of those who have heard nothing of Him and seem to be incapable of belief.


No amount of falls will really undo us if we keep on picking ourselves up each time. We shall of course be very muddy and tattered children by the time we reach home. But the bathrooms are all ready, the towels put out, and the clean clothes are in the airing cupboard. The only fatal thing is to lose one’s temper and give it up. It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present to us: it is the very sign of his presence.”

– C.S. Lewis, in a letter to Mary Neylan, January 20, 1942

So if I stand let me stand on the promise

That you will pull me through

And if I can’t, let me fall on the grace

That first brought me to You

And if I sing let me sing for the joy

That has born in me these songs

And if I weep let it be as a man

Who is longing for his home – Richard Mullins, “If I Stand” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Jj0ZTzgmGM)

“Return to Innocence,” Enigma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk_sAHh9s08)

I believe in the Kingdom come
Then all the colors will bleed into one
Bleed into one
But yes, I’m still running
You broke the bonds
and you loosened chains
carried the cross of my shame, of my shame
You know I believe it
But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for

“Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” – U2, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk_sAHh9s0)

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