This series of spiritual reflections has progressed as we have been led into the wilderness of the COVID season together as a people. We are dislocated from what we used to know as "normal," and we are not settled into a "new normal." The wilderness has always been a place of spiritual growth and reorientation, and this series invites us all to carefully reflect on how we might be transformed in the ways that we understand ourselves and others so that we can create a better and more just future for all people - the Kingdom on Earth that Jesus sought to instigate.
The episodes focus on the posture we take in the wilderness, the assumptions we carry into the wilderness with us, the troublesome physical tendencies that evolved within every human being as self-defense mechanisms, the temptations these tendencies cause, the various -isms that plague humanity and compromise peace as collective manifestations of these tendencies, and the need for a Golden-Rule Spirituality within all people to act as a louder voice and counter-force to the animalistic and self-preserving tendencies. If we can move beyond our instinctual self-focus and follow a spirituality that nurtures an other-focus with love for neighbor, then we can move together through this wilderness into a more peaceful and just world.
The episodes are arranged oldest-to-newest, and you can open a list of episodes by clicking on the icon on the top-right corner of the embedded YouTube frame.
Below is the recording of Jean's Funeral Service that was live-streamed by Bacchi Funeral Home. Thanks be to God for the joyous song that was this life!
ALL are welcome as we gather freely and joyfully at 10:00 AM on Zoom every Sunday for the public worship of God!
Valley Forge Presbyterian Church * 191 Town Center Road, KOP 19406 * 610-265-2420