Hopes are dreams, and dreamers always hope … and have hope.
Each month, All Souls ministers and speakers develop their messages with a theme. This structure allows us to go deeper into the human experience and as December would have it, HOPE is the topic of discussion.
Hope basically means happy anticipation of good. For some, hope means happy anticipation of God! Hope is an expression of positive mental and emotional reflections and imagination.
What we think about, we bring about.
The lyrics sang by John Lennon in the song Imagine are words I have lived and lived by most of my adult life.
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.
I hope someday you’ll join us.
And the world will live as one.”
The dream of intimate and infinite connection with Oneness is the ultimate desire and design of the soul.
It may also be what we innately remember in our souls from some past, pre-incarnate reality. Or, possibly from some deep and imagined fantasy within the Self, an ethereal déjà vu!
“Against all hope, Abraham believed in hope and became the father of many nations….” (Romans 4:18)
Join us at All Souls on every Sunday in December to explore the theme of HOPE.
We love to have you with us in-person or online, together in community and covenant.
Note: We’ll have one service for all at 10:30 a.m. CST on December 17 & December 24. Join us for our Candlelight services on Christmas Eve.
Live stream services are at 10:00 a.m. CST for our Traditional service or the 11:30 a.m. CST Contemporary service.
Listen to all our services, including the Humanist Hour (Sundays at 11:30 a.m.) on our weekly podcast, too.
I hope you’ll join us!
Read more from Bishop Carlton Pearson in our 4-part series, Four Perspectives Becoming One.
Bishop Carlton Pearson’s Experimenting to Find our Symphony
Cassandra Austin’s Coming Home from War
Jane Newman’s Reflections on a Journey
Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar’s Opening Doors for a new Home