“‘Tis the Season of Compassion”
Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison.
In the words of a very-familiar Christmas song, this is the season to be “jolly.” While this may ring true for some of us, many people are finding that kindness and compassion come more naturally than a giddy and festive mood—and that can be good news, both for our holiday season and the world.
This Sunday, we’ll be celebrating acts of compassion, starting with the important work of Amnesty International which we proudly support each year. As well, we mark Bodhi Day, the anniversary of the Buddha’s enlightment, leading so many to lives of compassion, and we’ll reflect on simple ways each of us can offer kindness to others (and ourselves!) this holiday season. As music offers kindness to the soul, both the choir and I will offer songs to support the compassion theme.
Acts of kindness can be carried out by each of us, at every time of year, and a focus on compassion during the holiday season can serve to keep us grounded. By re-affirming the connections we all share on this planet, we can return to love this holiday season, to find deep and enduring joy. I hope you’ll join us on Sunday.
Blessings and peace,
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