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Smiling greeters, refreshing lemonade, beautiful worship tables, an awesome choir, a renowned guest speaker, many friends  and a  wonderfully crowded sanctuary - that was Summer Spirit this week.

Sunday July 8, Makoto Fujimura was the guest speaker at SummerSpirit United: 10:30 at Shaughnessy Heights United. 

Makoto Fujimura, is an artist, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural shaper.  “…a culture that downplays the pursuit of beauty also loses its appetite for truth and goodness” (Makoto Fujimura, Culture Care)

He is pictured in the photos,  as is one of his infamous paintings.  Makoto works in rare elements, this one is done using real gold.

Fujimura reminded us that we are all artists, we all use our imaginations, it is just that some of us use our imaginations to "worry"  and put most of our artist energy into that. He used the story of a 17th Century Tea Bowl to illustrate that something that is broken is worth more than something that is perfect - challenging use to see the worth in our own brokeness.