Coffee Hour Reflection, September 6, 2020

Coffee Hour Reflection, September 6, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I wanted to share with you what we discussed during our Coffee Hour Reflection following our Sunday service on September 6th.

We first discussed Father Eric’s sermon about how rich Jewish history is within our own Christian faith, especially when we consider Jesus’ own Jewish heritage.

As our discussion progressed, I shared a poem by Walt Whitman entitled, “Gods”. We explored the notion that God’s love surrounds us in the beauty of creation.

Many blessings to you and yours.

Peace and love,
Deacon Lauren

Audio Recording

Listen to Deacon Lauren’s reflection.

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Gods by Walt Whitman

LOVER divine and perfect Comrade,
Waiting content, invisible yet, but certain,
Be thou my God.

Thou, thou, the Ideal Man,
Fair, able, beautiful, content, and loving,
Complete in body and dilate in spirit,
Be thou my God.

O Death, (for Life has served its turn,)
Opener and usher to the heavenly mansion,
Be thou my God.

Aught, aught of mightiest, best I see, conceive, or know,
(To break the stagnant tie—thee, thee to free, O soul,)
Be thou my God.

All great ideas, the races’ aspirations,
All heroisms, deeds of rapt enthusiasts,
Be ye my Gods.

Or Time and Space,
Or shape of Earth divine and wondrous,
Or some fair shape I viewing, worship,
Or lustrous orb of sun or star by night,
Be ye my Gods.