Transcript for October 25, 2009 by Bob Kleinheksel
Our prayers and meditations are filled with our deepest humanity – now extended deep within to our very cells, between lovers and friends, parents and children, and vastly beyond to the god of our understandings and the farthest reaches of the universe.
Just as these weeks are full of the ripeness of fruit and grain in the harvest season, so too, are we brimming with fullness and boundless potential.
We know in this season of completion; there are the brooding possibilities within and all around already nurtured for next spring. Let us join the cycle and chorus of nature – to be swept up in growth, harmony, newness, endings, beginnings, letting go and taking on.
Right now, good people, let us be guided into unclenched moments, away from deadening anxieties, stifling expectancies and arrogant certainties; softened by the music and the sense of community created in chorus and connections; entranced by the simple and ecstatic; the harmony and even the dissonance.
And may we be this hour grounded in wholeness and caught up in the pervasive reverberations of the music of the universe and of our voices combined now.
So let it be.
We abide in gratitude for those who are a song to the song-less. May we be inspired to do the same. We abide in humility, for we are co-creators of all things, all states, in the here and now, for the likes of our fellow journey-mates. We abide with a service heart – enlivened to serve in life-giving hospitality and presence with and for each other – especially to those in need, without hope, those whose lives ebb away; those in transition, those distressed about life’s challenges and changes. We abide in a striving for justice and compassion: to be the golden-ruled people on the way, both enjoying and enhancing this world. To forgive and to experience mercy; to discipline and to create beauty; to risk and to create peace; to be a beginning of freedom for the oppressed, of comfort for the sad, of friendship for the forgotten. This community of individuals is gifted beyond measure. So, too, does it have needs requiring care and attention. Let us open our minds and ears to receive the cries, the screams, the sighs, the joys of our neighbors near and far.
Now it is time to sing again; to be led and to lead. To raise a voice as if no-one is listening – such as an unleashed song in the shower! And so in confidence and hesitation, we offer ourselves, our minds, our voices, our song to each other and the world. Let us sing; and in so doing, change the world – giving it something new, something true, something saving. And this we know: That the world needs more music! Amen.