Sunday, April 11, 2010
Elizabeth Gilbert on Doubting Thomas
Okay, so Elizabeth Gilbert, author of "Eat, Pray, Love", is not preaching on Doubting Thomas, but she might as well be.
She muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses - from ourselves, actually - and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius.
It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.
One of the best sermons on Doubting - and Believing - no matter your name.
Because, for me, doubting is an integral part of the creative process. And, what the church - indeed, the world! - needs more of is creativity and imagination.
So, sit back for the next 18 minutes or so and give a listen. I'm betting this is going to be the best "Low Sunday" sermon you're going to hear today.
As Gilbert would have us say, "Olé!" - none the less.