Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.
Perhaps more than anything else, it defines how our lives unfold. Our tolerance for risk—and how that tolerance ebbs and flows over time—sets the course for our days on this earth.
Did we speak our mind, even as a kid?
Did we stretch to score that goal?
Did we dare to ask for that first date?
Did we invest in Apple, Inc. early on?
Rather than asking, at a party or at coffee hour, often awkward or sometimes inappropriate questions about a person’s background or what they do for work, it could be much more engaging to ask someone about their tolerance for risk. On Sunday, we’ll ask that question of ourselves, exploring how our openness and aversion to risk plays out in our efforts to live a life of integrity.
This will be a great service to invite friends to attend. We’ll welcome back our music director, Dallas Bergen, and enjoy the choir’s stunning rendition of Dolly Parton’s beautiful “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” as well as much by Gwyneth Walker’s “The Sun Is Love” to welcome the arrival of Spring and honour the celebration of Naw-Ruz.
In faith and love,
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