The Sunday Sermon
A sermon can be defined as many things – a discourse, a lecture, a form of advice giving, a motivational speech. Whether in the churches, synagogues and mosques of Europe or in the tribes of indigenous peoples around the globe, we have turned to our spiritual leaders for insight and direction. We would receive our nuggets of spiritual wisdom often through a sermon. But times are a changing for many of us, and we are increasingly resistant to organized religious ceremonies.
So where do we turn for deeper understanding?
I argue that the wisdom we seek can be found through personal expression (art). A good song is the new scripture; it’s the contemporary storytelling from our tribal leaders.
The Sunday Sermon exists to highlight a song and/or video that has specific meaning for me. Perhaps the lyrics have resonated with something that I have been unable to express myself. Perhaps the video is artfully created and deserves to be viewed by more people. Or perhaps the song is just downright fun. Whatever the specifics, I have chosen these songs in the spirit of sharing; they are the soundtrack to my life, and perhaps you will find them as inspiring as I have.
If you feel sparked by a song/video, please leave a comment and share your reactions.