The Gift of Being Thunderstruck
Special Guest, Tivvi Pare, Director, Horton Center
At this also my heart trembles and leaps out of its place. Listen, listen to the thunder of [God’s] voice and the rumbling that comes from [God’s] mouth. Under the whole heaven [God] lets it loose, and [God’s] lightning to the corners of the earth. Job 37:1-5
Ancient civilizations and religions all metaphorically describe the voice of the divine coming through thunder and lightning. We often describe experiences of insight as a “sudden flash,” “seeing the light,” or “rocked my world.” Storms of life can make way for moments of insight, like the sun radiating in a clearing in the woods, that can offer us direction, helping us to negotiate life’s path and see our unique place in the world. Our Lenten journeys of discernment and introspection invite us to open our senses in the midst of the storm.
Special Lenten Sermon Series
Have you failed recently? Do you feel lost, or like the road ahead is unclear? Are you ever tempted? Do you find any part of your life exhausting? Do you feel out of place among your peers, or society at large? Based on themes explored in Eric Elne’s book, Gifts of the Dark Wood, our Lenten sermon series this year explores the proposition that our best help on life’s journey often comes from the most unlikely and misunderstood of places: a place known famously, or infamously, as the Dark Wood.
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