Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison.
For almost a year now, we’ve been acutely aware of our bodies: how our physical selves are vulnerable to a new illness, and how our bodies can put other bodies at risk. This has always been true, of course, in many ways apart from virus transmission. And yet, the coronavirus pandemic has brought the importance of our bodies home to us in a new way. To quote an old song by Sting: “lest we forget how fragile we are.”
During the month of January, “The Body” will be our theme for discussion in worship services and Journey Groups. We’ll explore how the awareness—even the celebration!—of bodily experience can help us get through difficult times.
How can our senses help us “come to our senses?” How can they guide us toward wise choice-making, so we can co-create a kinder and healthier life for ourselves and others?
I invite you to tune in on Sunday, when we’ll share insight and music old and new, chosen to help all of our bodies make it through this significant time.