July 9th: Rev. Michael J.S. Carter, “Law and Order”

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This morning we will be discussing Law & Order from a slightly different perspective than that of President Trump or our 84th Attorney General of the United States, Jeff Sessions. Perhaps an alternative view of what Law & Order means will make our lives a little less frustrating, a little less stressful. The question I want to pose is that in a cosmos( which by the way means “order” or seeing the universe as a well ordered whole) can there really be such a things as random events? In a world of impermanence where everything is in a constant state of change, we suffer because we want to hold on to things that by their very nature are subject to change. Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh says that when we learn to “suffer” correctly, we suffer less. If death and taxes are the only two things we can count on in this life, how do we live? A wise Zen master once said, “ an intelligent individual learns something new every day. A wise individual will let go of something everyday.”

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