Good News, 07.14.10

Friends:

Our Sikh musician friends Amar and Sybomar Khalsa will join us for worship this Sunday.  I hope you will join us for some summer time chant, centering prayer and reflections on Mary and Martha.  I will be preaching and presiding.

I hope you enjoyed the Night Minister Rev. Lyle Beckman last Sunday.  Lyle invites you to join him for Open Cathedral worship on August 1 at 2 pm.  The Open Cathedral occurs every Sunday at the Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco.  It is an outdoor worship experience for the homeless people of the City.   I will be attending.  Those who wish to join me can plan on our BARTing over together.

Vacation has been a blessing.  Thanks to Pr. Elizabeth and Jean Sylwanowicz and all who have sustained Peace during a quiet summer.

Below is a meditation on Inner Peace – just perfect for July.   Can you guess who sent it to me?

Blessings, Pr. Steve

Inner Peace: This is so true

If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment ,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

then you’re probably the family dog!

And you thought I was going to get spiritual?!