Have You Heard Any Good Messages, Lately?

© by the Rev. Duncan Teague

Sermon delivered by the Rev. Duncan Teague

at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens, GA


Centering Thoughts

All around us lies what we neither understand nor use.  Our capacities, our instincts for this our present sphere are but half developed.  Let us confine ourselves to that till the lesson be learned; let us be completely natural; before we trouble ourselves with the supernatural.  I never see any of these things but I long to get away and lie under a green tree and let the wind blow on me.  There is marvel and charm enough in that for me.  Margaret Fuller

From the story of the first Revelation of Mohammad: . . . Thereupon he (the angel) caught me for the third time and pressed me, and then released me and said:  “Read in the name of Your Lord, who created, created man from a clot.  Read!  And Your Lord is the most bountiful . . .” [Bukhari, I, No. 3; VI, No. 478; Muslim I, No. 301.]

Questions for Reflection & Discussion

  1. What simple story has been nagging me or subtly coaxing me to consider a new revelation?
  2. Do I have something I need to share that will help me become who I want to be?
  3. Did I leave all the revelations behind me when I became a part of this community? Which would be helpful now if I were to take a second, or seventy-second, look at them today?