What went wrong?

What went wrong? Oh, what went wrong?

I sought to be humble
But boasted

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The Unknown Zone

Reality is lived in a physical world, a zone we know through the senses
Matter/energy that interplays, our brains perceiving tangible presences

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Worship Materials: Mystery, Mysticism

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

To look into the eyes of your beloved is to experience a mystery which the eye cannot discern.
There is no second hand mystery. Descriptions of it are a poor substitute for the experience.

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Mystery Lane

I don’t want
all the answers
for what if the answers
are wrong?

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Worship Materials: Spirituality

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

1. Beyond the encounter with the historic Jesus is the meeting with the Inner Christ.
2. The spiritual journey takes us from self-affirmation to divine affirmation, from affirmation of the divine within to the affirmation of the divine in all people in some form or other.

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Gospel Song

earthsized waves ring gospel truth
in measures long as swells of surf
wide as air among redwood trees
a word or tune will catch the beat

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Tapestry of Life

Our lives can be described through the language of pictorial depiction
So can humankind’s relation to our Creator-God, often with conviction

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Worship Materials: Creativity/Beauty/Imagination

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

1. New images arise out of the death of old images so do not be afraid of the wilderness or of the dying.
2. The journey inwards to the place of the inner child is a journey of unlearning – reclaiming trust in one’s creativity and spirituality.

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Eyes for God

Because the earth is all around
The earth I cannot see
Because I use my eyes to look
My eyes are lost to me

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Worship Materials: Change/Evolution/Choice

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

1. Every apparently static order is but a temporary illusion.
2. The illusion of the order and the reality of the chaos.

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Worship Materials: Reverence and Humor

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

Practice noticing what is humorous and on reflection you will be able to fill your life with laughter.
The person who can laugh at disaster has conquered it.

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Worship Materials: Interfaith

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

THEME The Complexities of Spirituality
THOUGHTS FOR REFLECTION
Instead of concentrating on what we think is wrong with other world religions, our time could be spent more profitably on identifying what we have in common.

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Worship Materials: Beginnings and Endings of the Day and Blessings

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

ON RISING
May awareness be my companion,
love my friend
and amazement my expectation.

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Downward Mobility

More and more and then some more
is nothing more than more.
More is rarely better.
More is simply more.

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Crystal Valentine – “Black Privilege” Button Poetry

“Black privilege is me having already memorized my nephew’s eulogy, my brother’s eulogy, my father’s eulogy, my unconceived child’s eulogy,” “Black privilege is me thinking my sister’s name is safe from that list.”

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The Upper Lake

I walk along the wooded path
that leads to a sacred spot
flooded with the past,
drenched in the present,
and spilling over into the future.

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Kate Tempest – End Times

Kate Tempest performs her poem ‘End Times’

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Worship Materials: Darkness and Light

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

THEME Two Faces of the One God –the One Life Force
THOUGHTS FOR REFLECTION
1. Darkness is the womb of the light, nothingness the womb of all things.

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