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November 19, 2017

Sermon Series :: Living in the Kingdom of Heaven
Today's Message :: Called to Create
Rev. Hardy KimLiving in the Kingdom

Creativity takes courage—courage to explore one’s deepest self and to let in the depths of the world’s struggles and joys, torments and agony. Rilke put it this way: ‘Works of art always spring from those who have faced the danger, gone to the very end of an experience, to the point beyond which no human being can go. The further one dares to go, the more decent, the more personal, the more unique a life becomes…. This sort of derangement, which is peculiar to us, must go into our work.’ The artist, he dares tell us, faces derangement itself. Artists need encouragement, the building up of courage, that community can lend us. The artist in each of us needs and deserves attention in order to build up the heart.

--Matthew Fox, Creativity: Where the Divine and the Human Meet