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► Hear "The Song of Spiritual Joy"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, December 27, 2015
Scripture readings: Exodus 15:1-19, Luke 1:46-56

Both readings from the Bible this week are called a "song." One is by Moses and another is by Mary. Of course, when we read a "song" in the Bible, it is not exactly the same as songs in the modern context. On Sunday, I would like to reflect on the songs by Moses and Mary and how we acknowledge and appreciate the work of God in our lives.

► Hear "King Herod and The Wisemen"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, December 20, 2015
Scripture readings: Matthew 2:1-12, Micah 5:2-6

The promised Messiah was about to be born, but the only ones who knew of His coming were Mary and Joseph. That is, except for the Magi -- ancient Persian astrologists -- who not only knew his birth, but came to visit bearing gifts of gold, myrrh, and frankincense. On Sunday, I would like to briefly explore the significance of the Magi and King Herod to the coming of the Messiah.

► Hear "To Feel the Joy of Another"
Sermon by The Reverend Anna Woofenden, December 13, 2015
Scripture readings: Isaiah 12:2-6, Luke 1:39-55

In this third week of Advent, we celebrate the theme of Joy! Emanuel Swedenborg wrote: "To feel the joy of another as joy in oneself, that is loving." What does it mean to feel the joy of other people? And the joy of the Lord coming to us? What does it mean to feel the joy, to see the humanity, of people that are different than ourselves and to see the Lord's love and wisdom in them?

► Hear "The Birth of Jesus The Messiah"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, December 6, 2015
Scripture readings: Matthew 1:18-25, Isaiah 7:10-17

Sometimes, a ground-shaking event becomes forgotten in the stream of time, yet other times a small event becomes an everlasting story regardless of time, region, or culture. The story of Jesus's birth is definitely one of those everlasting stories. Whether you believe the miraculous virgin birth or not, his birth and life has cast a huge shadow over the course of the human history forever. On Sunday, I would like to explore what it could mean to remember and retell the 2,000-year-old story to our generation.

► Hear "Song of Thanksgiving"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, November 22, 2015
Scripture readings: Jeremiah 30:18-22, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Being thankful is such a great way to live because it brings contentment and peace into the mind of those who embody such an inner attitude. Instead of asking, "Why should I be thankful?" or "For what should I be thankful?," if we were to pay attention to what we already have, we might find plenty of reasons to be thankful. I explore positive benefits of having a thankful attitude in life.

► Hear "Crossing The Red Sea"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, November 15, 2015
Scripture readings: Exodus 14:10-29, Matthew 8:23-27

Passover may have been the most important holy day to the ancient Israelites. On the day that Passover was to be observed, Jesus did something extraordinary that has become the most important ritual of Christianity: the Holy Supper. I explore the significance of the Passover and the Holy Supper and their relation to what it means to worship.

► Hear "The Sonny Side of The Street?"
Sermon by The Reverend Doug Moss, November 8, 2015
Scripture readings: Psalm 127, Hebrews 9:24-28

Our Holy Bible is almost unimaginably old; the Psalm we read this Sunday is believed to have been written 3,000 years ago. Can a 21st Century reader still find relevance in such an ancient document? (Spoiler alert: the answer is "Yes!")

► Hear "The Passover"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, November 1, 2015
Scripture readings: Exodus 12:1-28, Luke 22:7-23

Passover may have been the most important holy day to the ancient Israelites. On the day that Passover was to be observed, Jesus did something extraordinary that has become the most important ritual of Christianity: the Holy Supper. I explore the significance of the Passover and the Holy Supper and their relation to what it means to worship.

► Hear "Always On My Mind"
Spiritual Message by Roxane Beth Johnson, October 25, 2015
Scripture readings: Matthew 7:21-23, Revelation 22:1-5

How reading and thinking about the story of Mary and Martha changed my life.

Roxane Beth Johnson is a published poet. She's been a Christian her whole life but has only come to have a real relationship with the living Christ in the past two years. It all began when, for the first time, she read the New Testament cover to cover.

► Hear "God Will Deliver"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, October 18, 2015
Scripture readings: Exodus 6:1-13, Luke 15:1-7

Commanded by God, Moses confronted Pharaoh, the King of Egypt, but this just made things worse for the people of Israel! Out of distress, Moses complains to God. God's answer to Moses is the Old Testament reading for this Sunday. In reflection to this reading, I explore what it could mean to work with God following the divine orders.

► Hear "Moses at the Burning Bush"
Meditative Reflections by The Reverend Junchol Lee, October 11, 2015
Scripture readings: Exodus 4:1-17, Mark 8:27-30

On that fateful day, Moses was called by the angel of God appearing in the burning bush at Mount Horeb. This was the defining moment that arguably gave birth to three major religions in the world: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. I invite and encourage all into meditative reflections on a few essential matters related to the story of the burning bush that could enrich our spiritual journey and cultivation.

► Hear "The Birth of Moses"
Pastoral Reflection by The Reverend Junchol Lee, October 4, 2015
Scripture readings: Exodus 2:1-10, John 9:35-41

Among many figures in the Old Testament, Moses could be the one who had the most challenging, adventurous, and dramatic life from the very beginning to the end. As the meaning of his name is "drawn," he was drawn out of the river Nile by an Egyptian princess. I share and explore the ways this old biblical story could be relevant to us who live in 21st century.

► Hear "Joseph and the Dream of Pharoah"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, September 27, 2015
Scripture readings: Genesis 41:1-36, Luke 17:20-37

On average a human being spends about a third of their life in sleep. And, each night we have about 8 dreams. Dreams and dreaming have been and still are a very fascinating topic for all and are a very important subject in the entire Bible as well. I explore briefly our dream experiences, their biblical significance and how to understand personal dreams in the context of one's spiritual growth.

► Hear "The Dreams of Two Prisoners"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, September 20, 2015
Scripture readings: Genesis 40:1-23, Luke 16:1-13

We all know that being positive and optimistic is good for our mental and physical health. Certainly, it is little bit easier to be positive and optimistic when things are going the way I like it. How about when everything seems to be against me? I explore a few things that we can learn from Joseph, especially while he was in prison!

► Hear "Joseph The Dreamer"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, September 13, 2015
Scripture readings: Genesis 37:1-11, Jeremiah 23:16-24

Joseph is one of the most famous dreamers in the whole Bible. Due to his gift, he became the prime minister of Egypt, managing the whole land in preparation for and going through the seven-year drought. He saved many people including his own family. Yet, his life's journey included being hated by his own brothers, sold as a slave, and being imprisoned. I reflect upon the beginning of Joseph's life focusing on the special gift of being a dreamer and his God-given destiny. Also, I briefly explore the purpose of our life and its relation to being a servant of God, Creator.

► Hear "Whose Idea Was This?"
Sermon by The Reverend Doug Moss, September 6, 2015
Scripture readings: Genesis 22:1-14, John 15:10-17

"Well, God said to Abraham 'Kill me a son.' Abe said 'Man, you must be putting me on.'" Even a counter-culture figure like Bob Dylan could not ignore the troubling tale of Abraham's intention to kill his beloved son Isaac.

► Hear "An End is a New Beginning"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, August 30, 2015
Scripture readings: Genesis 35:16-21, John 8:31-38

This message is focused on the spiritual significance and meaning of Jacob's journey. At the very end of his long journey, instead of a happy ending, Jacob had to face the death of his most beloved wife, Rachel. Rachel dies, and Benjamin was born at the place called Ephrath, which was the old name for Bethlehem, where Jesus was born.

► Hear "What is My Usefulness?"
Spiritual Message by Lisa Solwold, August 23, 2015
Scripture readings: Jeremiah 1:4-8

I think we all wonder, at some point in our lives, "Who am I and what is my calling?" and while the breadth of that question is often daunting, I believe that nearly everyone desires to contribute their voice to the larger choir of humanity in a meaningful way. However, we are also shaped by social norms, customs and trends as well as our own belief of who we are, each of which can enhance - or limit the paths we take. Join us on Sunday as we explore perspectives of usefulness in an "out of the box" sort of way, remembering the sacred design of our origin and the unique song of our soul.

Currently a seminary student pursuing a Masters in Pastoral Care, Lisa Solwold incorporates 2 decades in New Thought as well as 5-Element theory studies in Macrobiotics and Chinese Face Reading. With an undergraduate degree in Fashion Design, she spent several years working with the patterns that evolved through consumer trends in the fashion and textile industry. Applying that to our spiritual connection, Lisa explores the sacred geometry of our being.

► Hear "Saints who Sinned: Grappling with a California Canonization"
Spiritual Message by Darleen Pryds, Professor of Spirituality and History at Franciscan School of Theology, August 16, 2015
Scripture readings: Ephesians 5:15-20, John 6:51-58

This reflection explores the upcoming canonization of Franciscan Junipero Serra, known by most Californians for founding the California Missions. For many of us today, his accomplishments are marred by the enslavement and cruel treatment his mission system placed on Native Americans. How do we as people of faith and as Californians come to grips with his upcoming canonization?

► Hear "Worship and Meditation"
The Reverend Junchol Lee, August 9, 2015
Scripture readings: Genesis 32:22-32, John 8:12-20

We worship together in a meditative and contemplative style of liturgy. This service is designed to encourage participants to enter into deeper aspects of self-reflection and experience the fullness of the Divine Presence. Also, basic mediation skills and techniques are introduced as parts of the liturgy: Counting the breath and Insight Meditation.

► Hear "Jacob & Rachel"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, August 2, 2015
Scripture readings: Genesis 29:1-14, Matthew 17:14-21

The storyline for this message is, in a way, a very simple one: Jacob traveled almost 500 miles to reach his destination and met Rachel at a well. I explore a deeper side of this simple story and seek out its significance to our spiritual journey and growth.

► Hear "Jacob's Lader"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, July 26, 2015
Scripture readings: Genesis 28:10-22, Luke 8:19-21

As the twin brothers, Esau and Jacob, struggled inside their mother's womb, the struggle continued as they grew up. With his cunning trick, Jacob stole the blessing of firstborn that Esau was supposed to receive. Consequently, he had to run away from home to avoid the fury of his older brother. On his way to his uncle Laban, Jacob stayed overnight at a certain place and had a strange dream, which is now known to us as Jacob's ladder. On Sunday, I would like explore what it means to have a "significant" dream, and the significance and importance of Jacob's dream to us.

► Hear "The Birth of Esau and Jacob"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, July 19, 2015
Scripture readings: Genesis 25:19-27, Luke 5:1-11

Twin brothers were born with such a destiny that one will become the father of a great nation, while the other will just be remembered as the unfortunate brother. It seems as if their fate was already decided at the very moment of conception. How could we accept this as the work of fair and just God? Or is there a much deeper meaning to be found within its literal story? The story is about the twins Esau and Jacob. We explore two things while reflecting on the story: 1. The difference/influence of fate and choice in our lives; 2. The relationship between cognitive function and emotional responses in spiritual cultivation.

► Hear "I Think I Know I Believe"
Sermon by The Reverend Doug Moss, July 12, 2015
Scripture readings: Leviticus 26:3-13, John 8:2-11

In the Beatles' classic "Strawberry Fields Forever", John sings "I think, I know, I mean, ah yes, but it's all wrong... that is, I think I disagree." Lately I've been wondering what do I know? What do I think? What do I believe? And are there differences between these - especially in matters of spirit and religion?

► Hear "Abraham's Biggest Challenge"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, July 5, 2015
Scripture readings: Genesis 22:1-19, Matthew 16:24-28

Genesis 22 contains one of the most, if not the most challenging stories in the whole Bible: God demands Abraham to offer his only son Isaac as a burnt offering! As troublesome as it is to read and understand the story, the depth and width of the story could be infinite. There certainly is an undeniably huge difference between the way God might have spoken and the way the human recipient might have heard. We explore two things: 1. What does it mean, essentially, to believe in God/Creator/Spirit?; 2. How do we know if we really believe in God?

► Hear "Entering The Holy Mystery of Our Divinity"
Spiritual Message by Christine Rodgers, June 28, 2015
Scripture reading: Mark 5:21-43

Swedenborgians celebrate June 19th as "New Church Day." Why is this day different from other days? As I reflect on the relevance of Swedenborg's theological writings to daily life in the 21st century, I find myself turning again and again to the biblical stories that after more that 2000 years continue to describe our life journey as individuals and as members of communities. What is our role in "making all things new"?

► Hear "Birth of Isaac: The Son of A Hundred Year Old Man"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, June 21, 2015
Scripture readings: Genesis 21:1-7, Matthew 5:13-16

It feels to be by divine providence that I will be talking about Abraham having a son, Isaac, at the age of 100 years old on Father's Day Sunday. The birth of Isaac is significant in the biblical story line because Isaac meant the materialization of the big promise made by God to Abraham. We explore the birth of Isaac with these two perspectives in mind: 1. Experiencing the divinity in time and space; 2. The significance of becoming a father.

► Hear "A Renewed Commission"
Spiritual Message by Joy Barnitz, June 14, 2015
Scripture readings: Matthew 28:16-20, Acts 2:1-6, Genesis 3:22-24, Revelation 22:1-5

Swedenborgians celebrate June 19th as "New Church Day." Why is this day different from other days? As I reflect on the relevance of Swedenborg's theological writings to daily life in the 21st century, I find myself turning again and again to the biblical stories that after more that 2000 years continue to describe our life journey as individuals and as members of communities. What is our role in "making all things new"?

► Hear "Jehovah's Covenant with Abram: Temptation of Abram"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, June 7, 2015
Scripture readings: Genesis 15:1-21, Matthew 5:13-16

We all know about the faithfulness of Abraham. But have you heard about his doubts? If you have not, please read Genesis 15:1-11. In my faith journey, what has challenged me the most is a simple question: how am I certain that I am called by God? Even if the reality and presence of Divinity is overwhelmingly strong in both space and spirit, often my mind has felt strongly compelled to ask, "how am I sure that what I am experiencing and perceiving is my God?" We explore a few aspects on the reality of having faith in God and the necessity of its confirmation in time and space.

► Hear "King Melchizedeck and Abraham"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, May 31, 2015
Scripture readings: Genesis 14:17-24, Luke 7:1-10

Whenever I read the story of Genesis, I encounter the most puzzling question: Who is the God of Abraham? This question hikes to its climax when Abram meets Melchizedek, the king of Salem, who is introduced as priest of God Most High. There are three aspects that puzzle my mind: 1. Melchizedek brings out bread and wine; 2. He blesses Abram and Abram gave Melchizedek one tenth of everything; 3. Melchizedek is never mentioned in the entire Old Testament, but just once in Psalms. We reflect upon the question, "Who is the God of Abraham?" with these three puzzling aspects.

► Hear "The Call of Abram"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, May 17, 2015
Scripture readings: Genesis 12:1-9, John 1:35-51

At the age of 75, Abram received a call from God. In my wildest imagination, I wonder what might have happened if he were to say to God, "No." In the world, there are five major religions that cover over 90% of people who identify themselves as religious. And three of the five are classified as Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. We explore and reflect on a few questions that arose in my mind with the story of Abram's call: What was so significant about Abram as a person that God had to call him at the age of 75? Why send him to the land of Canaan? And, most importantly, how does this ancient story relate to us?

► Hear "Résumés and Eulogies"
Sermon by The Reverend Doug Moss, May 10, 2015
Scripture readings: Genesis 2:4-10, 15-22, 1 Corinthians 15:44-50, 53-54, 58

We have heard it said that the only thing constant in this old world is change. We certainly see this on a daily basis around us in San Francisco!

We have also heard it said that God is constant (the biblical words are, more precisely, "steadfast" and "faithful"). Does the paradox above hold true, then? If God is constant and the only thing constant is change, does this make God a god of change? What changes? How can we know if and when change is for the better?

► Hear "Sealed With A Kiss"
Sermon by The Reverend Jim Lawrence, May 3, 2015
Scripture readings: Song of Songs 1:1-4, Matthew 26:25-50

High-profile executions, rioting, new rumors of war, job losses, relationship break-ups, family crises. The world seems forever fraught with high anxieties, evil behaviors, numbing stress. What more striking contrast can we imagine than a kiss? We look at the two most famous kisses in the Bible this Sunday and explore the spiritual position of our church that not only is divine purpose always unfolding and that divine grace comes through in unexpected ways.

► Hear "The Tower of Babel: The Importance of Communication"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, April 26, 2015
Scripture readings: Isaiah 14:3-21, Genesis 11:1-9

Babel in Hebrew means confusion (by mixing). In the Old Testament, the Hebrew word babel appears about 262 times, and only twice it is translated as Babel, while 257 times it is translated as Babylon. Yet, both Babel and Babylon might symbolize the same thing: human arrogance in its highest and most dangerous form. We explore the meaning of the famous biblical narrative on the tower of Babel in connection with the danger of arrogance and the importance of proper communication.

► Hear "Worship and Meditation"
The Reverend Junchol Lee, April 19, 2015
Scripture readings: Genesis 9:8-17, John 3:11-21

On this Sunday, I invite all to have a moment of self-reflection in the format of Worship In Meditation that will include music, meditations and reflections.

► Hear "The Story of Noah: Mercy & Favor of God"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, April 12, 2015
Scripture readings: Genesis 6:1-8, Luke 13:10-17

The story of Noah is definitely one of the most well known stories from the Bible. Whenever we discuss about the story of Noah, we talk about the evil of humanity, the ark, and the flood. We explore and reflect up on possible meanings of "the Lord was sorry ..." and "Noah found favor in the sight of the Lord."

► Hear "The Resurrection of The Dead"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, April 5, 2015
Scripture readings: Matthew 28:1-10, Daniel 12:1-13

Easter means the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Since the very beginning, Easter has been and still is the most significant celebration for the Christians. Jesus died and came back to life. In this simple story lies the depth of God's love toward humanity and the truth regarding human salvation. On this Easter Sunday, I explore the meaning of "being dead" and "resurrection from being dead."

► Hear "King of Israel"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, March 29, 2015
Scripture readings: John 12:12-19, Zephaniah 3:14-20

The people of Israel were expecting the king of Israel with the prophecy regarding Messiah. When Jesus came and claimed the kingship, the people were filled with hope and joy. Yet, the kingship of Jesus had nothing to do with building an empire on Earth. We explore the difference between what humans hope to have from God and what God has actually given to humans.

► Hear "The Serpent and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, March 22, 2015
Scripture readings: Matthew 12:33-37, Genesis 3:1-13

The first half of Genesis 3 contains the three figures that were traditionally believed by Christians for nearly 2,000 years as the causes of the fall of humanity: the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, the serpent, and the woman. As a result, Christians have shown their disapproval to snakes and figures of snakes in general, and developed a God-given reason why women are inferior to men. Ever since I heard and read this story, I could not help but ask one single question over and over again for about 30 years: did God truly mean all these details of the story in Genesis 3 to be literal? We explore the meaning and significance of this story in a way that would make sense to us all.

► Hear "A Presentation by Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi", March 22, 2015
Ross Mirkarimi (pronounced: Meer-kah-ree-me), the thirty-fifth Sheriff of the City and County of San Francisco, was elected November 2011 and sworn into office in 2012. Sheriff Mirkarimi's local accomplishments have earned national attention. Sheriff Mirkarimi was the first in the nation to integrate the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) into the county jail system, ensuring that all inmates have an opportunity to leave our jails with health care. The Sheriff is an outspoken reformer against the disproportionate incarceration of people of color and of those living in poverty.

Read "Holding Infinity in the Palm of Our Hands"
Spiritual Message by Dr. Devin Zuber, March 15, 2015
Scripture readings: Psalm 91:11-16, Matthew 6:25-30

One of the more astonishing claims made by Emanuel Swedenborg was that heaven (and hell) were not distant removed places we go to after we die, but spiritual states that are present with us in the here and now. What might it mean for us to think of heaven, and eternity, as something imbuing our everyday? As the Romantic poet (and reader of Swedenborg) William Blake put it, to "see a World in a Grain of Sand / And Heaven in a Wildflower" was to "Hold Infinity in the palm of our hand."

► Hear "Theory of Everything?"
Sermon by The Reverend Doug Moss, March 8, 2015
Scripture readings: Psalm 19, I Corinthians 1:18-25

"Do you have eyes but fail to see, or ears and fail to hear?" Why do some astonishing intellects seem so closed to the wisdom and love of God?

► Hear "Who/What is Eve?"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, February 22, 2015
Scripture readings: Genesis 2:18-24

The creation of Eve is one of the most famous stories in the Bible. This story is the biblical source of how "woman" was created out of a rib from "man." Now, we can choose either to read this literally or allegorically, which has been a long debate among many Christian scholars and clergies. We explore the meaning and significance of Eve as to who and what she signifies in the very formation of our true self.

► Hear "What I Like About Our Church"
Spiritual Message by Oscar Teran, February 22, 2015
Scripture reading: Matthew 22:34-40

► Hear "A Loving Experience"
Spiritual Message by Oscar Teran, February 22, 2015
Scripture reading: Matthew 22:34-40

► Hear "When You Know You Belong"
Spiritual Message by Luse Taukeiaho, February 15, 2015
Scripture reading: Psalm 84:1-4

► Hear "The Peace Of God"
Spiritual Message by Paul Gurette, February 15, 2015
Scripture reading: Phillipians 4:7

► Hear "Worship and Meditation"
The Reverend Junchol Lee, February 8, 2015
Scripture readings: Genesis 2:4-17, John 3:1-21




► Hear "What Is The Essential Makeup of Love?"
Sermon by The Reverend Terry Schnarr, February 1, 2015
Scripture readings: Deuteronomy 6:1-9, John 14:15-23

God is love. Love is an outgoing activity with three identifiable qualities which enable us to understand the purpose of creation and our unique human relationship with our Creator. Choosing to live loving lives using these three qualities as guidelines will lead us into a closer and closer relationship with God into eternity.

► Hear "Sabbath"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, January 25, 2015
Scripture readings: Genesis 2:1-3, Matthew 12:1-8

In Genesis, we read that God "rested" on the seventh day. What does it mean to rest? More specifically, what does "taking rest" mean when it is applied to the works of God? Later, Moses mentioned this "rest (Sabbath)" again when he delivered the Ten Commandmentsgiven by God on Mt. Sinai. On Sunday, I would like to explore a few aspects and ways to understand the meaning of Sabbath for humans, and perhaps for our Creator.

► Hear "Creation Story Day 6"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, January 18, 2015
Scripture readings: Genesis 1:26-31, John 15:1-15

One of the most heated debates in human history might be explaining our relationship with God. At the very bottom of this debate lies a question: are we indeed created in the image and likeness of God, or have we invented a God or gods in our own image and likeness? We explore why we get to ask such a question, and what it means to seek an answer.

► Hear "Truly God And Truly Man"
Sermon by The Reverend Doug Moss, January 11, 2015
Scripture readings: Isaiah 45:18-25, Luke 2:21-33, 41-52

The time between Christmas and Easter is the season the church calls Epiphany; we focus on the exact nature of the One whose birth and (non) death we celebrate. But do we concentrate so much on the spectacular in His story that we overlook the routine ? As a man, the Lord lived day to day. So do we... and hopefully in His image.

► Hear "Understanding The Creation Story"
Sermon by The Reverend Junchol Lee, January 4, 2015
Scripture readings: Genesis 1:1-19, John 1:1-10

As we open the Bible, the first story that awaits us is the story of creation. The literal aspect of it certainly describes that God created the world and humans in 6 days, because on 7th day God rested. Swedenborg, in his Secrets of Heaven, spends pages upon pages explaining the inner/spiritual meaning of this classic story. On Sunday, I would like to focus on the creation, Day Two.