Rev Dr Richard Chung
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Wellness Habits: A Road to Personal Wholeness -  Part 3 of 5  

Hebrew Text: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1, Greek Text: Luke 16:1-13

Sermon Title: Wellness Habit #3 “Watch the Sunrise and Sunset Everyday”

Synopsis:

Life is more than a series of accomplishments and accumulation. But, often, we reduce our life and our worth as a person into a list of what we have done or not done and what we have accumulated or not. Our frame of reference and the goal in life are reduced into a narrow bandwidth of achieving success and accumulating Mammon. So, we lose the sight of what really matters in life.

Instead of seeking meaning in life, we resolve to pursue happiness, a counterfeit god, as our main life goal and task, deceiving ourselves into believing that success and Mammon would lead us into a life of bliss. A way to personal wellbeing and wholeness requires us to broaden our vision; from narrow and tunnel vision to broad and panoramic vision. We need to start looking up and looking into far horizon – start watching sunrise in the morning and sunset in the evening. Beholding the beauty of creation all around us will lead us towards truth and goodness.

If beauty is a path to truth (and the truth leads to goodness), watching the sunrise and sunset will help us from a life of greed and hoarding into a life of wellbeing and wholeness.

So, stop hoarding! And, start beholding the beauty! In the midst of hurried life, don’t forget to watch the sunrise and sunset, today and everyday.  


Recorded September 22, 2019
at the 10 am Worship Service
of Knox United Church Vancouver
Preacher: Rev. Dr. Richard Chung