A SHORT SERMON FOR TODAY

God is not limited to one system of beliefs; God’s Word is not limited to one form of communication.  God is beyond anything we humans can imagine, classify, or manipulate.  In attempting to limit God, we only limit ourselves.

 

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.  Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Matthew 6:24

 

Om Asato Maa Sadgamaya

Tamaso Maa Jyotir Gamaya

Mrityor Maa Amrtam Gamaya.

Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih.

(Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, 1st Adhyaya, 3rd Brahmana, 28th Mantra)

O Lord please lead me from the unreal to the real.

Lead me from darkness to light (i.e. from ignorance to knowledge).

Lead me from death to immortality.

May there be peace, peace and perfect peace.

 

Because God’s Word is not limited to one form of communication, it can be found in the scriptures of different religions—including Christianity and Hinduism.

God leads us from the unreal to the real.

God leads us from darkness to light.

God leads us from death to immortality.

But mammon leads us from the real to the unreal.

Mammon leads us from light to darkness.

And mammon leads us from immortality to death.

When we serve God, we are lead from the unreal to the real.

When we serve God, we are lead from darkness to light.

When we serve God, we are lead from death to immortality.

But when we serve mammon, we are lead from the real to the unreal.

When we serve mammon, we are lead from light to darkness.

And when we serve mammon, we are lead from immortality to death.

May we serve God.

May we not serve mammon.

And, yes, may there be peace, peace, and perfect peace.

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