Soul Matters Sermon:  The Value of Vulnerability by Rev. Jonalu Johnstone 

March’s Soul Matters theme is The Path to Vulnerability.  Join us for a sermon about the value of vulnerability, written by Rev. Jonalu Johnstone. Meet in-person at CVUU or online through Zoom on Sunday at 10:00 AM. Masks are not required, but are welcome.

“But if I repeatedly resist sharing where I really am, who I really am, ignoring my need for grief, denying some important aspect of my life, I begin to suffer from a loss of authenticity. And what happens to me is, I end up getting sick. So, trying to present myself as invulnerable is a risk to my body – the stress goes somewhere. The gravest danger, though, is in the risk to the larger body – the risk of disconnecting from those who are prepared to give me a shoulder to hold onto. Real community, closeness, is created when vulnerability happens…”