Sermon by Curtis Murphy, Summer Minister.
What qualifies as a spiritual practice? Depending on who you ask, you might get a whole range of answers: music, dance, exercise, and of course prayer and meditation in myriad forms. How about laughter? Most people agree laughter feels good, but we might also see it as something frivolous, the "icing on the cake" of life, rather than something really substantial. But could it be that laughter is really one of the most essential spiritual practices of all? Join us for this Sunday's service, where we will explore and celebrate the sacred art of laughter.
This Sunday will also be my last service as summer minister. It has been a joy and a blessing to serve in ministry here over the summer, as well as throughout the year. Perhaps the simplest thing is just to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I hope and expect to cross paths with many of you in the wider UU world, and in the meantime wish the very best for this congregation and all who are a part of it. Until we meet again.
Yours on the journey,