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I'm very grateful to Kate Beysselance, Billy Erler and Jason Sherlock for sharing their musical gifts during today's service on "Beginning Again", and to ministerial candidate Sue Browning for assisting with the many spoken parts. I'm grateful as always for the ushers, tech support on the sound board, cup-washers, bookstand-people, coffee servers, and indeed, each congregant that was present.
I somehow shuffled my notes this morning during the sermon and couldn't find the reading below from the Stephen Mitchell translation of the Tao te Ching. All 81 chapters can be found here.
The supreme good is like water,
which nourishes all things without trying to.
It is content with the low places that people disdain.
Thus it is like the Tao.
In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
... Enjoy the new week!