Poets, Prophets, and Apocalypse (or: Using Your Moral Power)

Poets, Prophets, and Apocalypse (or: Using Your Moral Power)

February 12, 2017
Rev. Justin Schroeder

Poets and prophets use metaphor as a means to delve into the deeper meanings of sacred text and the sacred texts of our lives. Using language that cuts through the finite to touch the infinite.

Join us for worship this Sunday, Feb. 12 at 9:30 or 11:15 a.m.

Order of Service: February 12 Order of Service

Listen to the Call to Worship and Sermon:

Offering Recipient: Youth Cultural Exchange (give here)

Music: First Universalist Choir

February Worship Theme: Prophetic Imagination
What is a prophet? A prophet is not a clairvoyant, or a psychic. A prophet is more akin to a namer; someone who is called to look and discern the what of “what is,” and name it. The prophet is one who sees the patterns hidden in plain sight. Her measuring stick is not the GDP, but the health and well being of the whole. The prophet is in love with his people, all his people, the oppressed and the privileged. Still, a prophet’s questions may feel pointed and abrupt. The prophet asks: Is your God big enough? Is your world picture big enough? A prophet calls forth imagination. This month we explore the imperative of imagination, name the prophets in our midst, and ask where we stand in prophetic imagination.

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