Tag Archives: compassion

A Poem Inspired by Holy Week

Much has been said of the brokenness That brings us – to our knees That causes us to lift our hands to the heavens Twinkling with “indifference”. Many tears are shed each and every day. Songs of desperation sung. What … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter

As I write this, thousands are gathering in cities all over the country in protest of the systemic racism highlighted in the news in recent weeks. It is important to know that these acts of violence were not “new” or … Continue reading

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Circle Blessing for the Ancestors

Please join hearts for a Circle Blessing Upon the Ancestors, turning together, as you are able, to the directions called: First, we turn to the NORTH: blessing the elders, who carved the paths we now walk; whose curiosity and vision, … Continue reading

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Excerpt of a Response to a Curious Student!

Thank you for your interest in Unitarian Universalism. You can find a great many resources on the website: uua.org Meanwhile, it is fair to say that Unitarian Universalism impacted society as much as society impacted and continues to impact Unitarian … Continue reading

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The Between Place

We live always in the “between place” The “liminal space” between one breath and another Between one day and the next, one season and another. Rushing: poised always on the brink of something else, “yet again”. We reach out, seeking … Continue reading

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Today Is The First Day of The Rest of Your Life!

Opening Words for the 09/14/14 Worship Service: “Fresh Start” Today is the “first day, of the rest of your life”! A time to step out, of old sorrow or strife! To lay down the burden, of “things left undone” To … Continue reading

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MERCY > COMPASSION

Mercy is defined as “compassion shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm”. It is considered by many to be one of the most important attributes of God, and is lifted up as one of … Continue reading

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Thank You!

“Thank you” is often the very first phrase we are taught that does not have to do with what we want or need!  Those two words affirm an awareness of the fact that there is an “other” –  a relationship … Continue reading

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PSWD District Assembly Workshop

This year District Assembly will be held at the Neighborhood UU Church in Pasadena May 20-21, 2011. It’s a great chance to meet with Unitarian Universalists from California, Arizona & Nevada – to share worship and resources, to learn and … Continue reading

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