Honorable Mentions: God in the Shadows. June 28, 2020

Honorable Mentions: God in the Shadows. June 28, 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 7:14; Ecclesiastes 1:1-11; Luke 10:21; 1 Corinthians 13; 2 Kings 5

Songs Referenced

“The First Cut is the Deepest,” Cat Stevens (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBccr-aLu4I)

“The End,” The Beatles (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tvSvjpcBuo)


“We must love something deeply to know its soul.”   “A Communion of Subjects”, Richard Rohr, June 26, 2020 (https://cac.org/a-communion-of-subjects-2020-06-26/)

“Late have I loved you, beauty so old and so new: late have I loved you. And see,
you were within and I was in the external world and sought you there, and in my
unlovely state I plunged into those lovely created things which you made. You were
with me, and I was not with you. The lovely things kept me far from you, though if
they did not have their existence in you, they had no existence at all. You called and
cried out loud and shattered my deafness. You were radiant and resplendent, you
put to flight my blindness. You were fragrant, and I drew in my breath and now
pant after you. I tasted you, and I feel but hunger and thirst for you. You touched
me, and I am set on fire to attain the peace which is yours.”–Augustine of Hippo


God speaks to each of us as he makes us,
then walks with us silently out of the night.
These are the words we dimly hear:
You, sent out beyond your recall,
go to the limits of your longing.
Embody me.
Flare up like a flame
and make big shadows I can move in.
Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.
Don’t let yourself lose me.
Nearby is the country they call life.
You will know it by its seriousness.
Give me your hand.–Rainer Maria Rilke


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