Beauty, Contemplation, and Radical Compassion

How can we talk about beauty and contemplative spritual practice in a time of injustice, violence and pandemic? It is true that things are beautiful–not by a standard of “pretty” as seen by our eyes, but by an essence of sacred worth that is sensed by the spirit. This is the root compassion and justice. The difficulty and crisis of the world is overwhelming. Yet, it is virtually impossible to bear it without very deep resources. Come explore why the theology of beauty is not separate from holding the suffering of the world, and in fact, is both the depth that will sustain us in difficult times and the motivation for right relationships with others. Rev Julia kicks off our summer series!
How can we talk about beauty and contemplative spritual practice in a time of injustice, violence and pandemic? It is true that things are beautiful–not by a standard of “pretty” as seen by our eyes, but by an essence of sacred worth that is sensed by the spirit. This is the root compassion and justice. The difficulty and crisis of the world is overwhelming. Yet, it is virtually impossible to bear it without very deep resources. Come explore why the theology of beauty is not separate from holding the suffering of the world, and in fact, is both the depth that will sustain us in difficult times and the motivation for right relationships with others. Rev Julia kicks off our summer series!

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