As we approach the close of one decade and open into the next, let us consider what it means to be called into covenant with one another, let us consider what our beloved communities are called to be for one another.
“Cliff’s Notes to the Corinthians”
Love is patient.
Love is kind.
Love is intensely passionate, yet
Love is not easily angered.
Love is deeply affectionate.
Love is loyal.
Love always protects.
Love always trusts.
Love one another.
Love one another.
There exists a place in our hearts where intimacy has no limit and love has no barrier.
But I believe that place is sacred and is meant to be accessed by-invitation-only.
On Sunday February 10th, we will explore the kind of love that is trusted, safe and secure.
Love without fears
Love with full connection.
Love that is free to blossom and grow.
Love you can trust.
I posted this a few times over the years, and feel especially during this month that so keenly reminds us of the qualities of benevolent love to contemplate this. #TaraBrach
Wow! Provocative new blog series by UU Minister & Theologian: Rev. Thandeka:
“Black lives have never mattered in America. Today, more and more whites are discovering that their lives don’t matter either”
“The concept of white privilege was created to hide white suffering.” “White-skin privilege conceals the fact that just like blacks, whites in America have no binding legal rights to health care, living wages, decent housing, and a viable public education system for their kids. Most whites in America are treated like niggers.”
“White people are killing themselves at a higher rising rate than members of any other racial group in America today. What’s going on? And for those of us who are not white, why should we give a damn? As an African American minister, this is why I give a damn.”
For those of you who know the tragic stories held close in our family, you understand why now more than ever we are evangelists for peaceable ways of life and living, founded in compassion and grace, that are just and accessible for all. Grateful for Thandeka’s courage to educate the world with her wisdoms.
What if hospitality was the pillar of our Faith?
If coming together created sanctuary?
If sharing Joys and Sorrows was the path to enlightenment?
What if our sacred texts were our sermons, poems and songs?
If our principles were our doctrines?
If our covenant was the Hope that binds us?
an excerpt from Pulpit of Peace by Rev. “Twinkle” Marie Manning
For our family, as we still having one school age child, Summertime is an especially special time of the year. We have more freedom during this season than any other to plan vacations and take spur-of-the-moment adventures and spend time together as a family, and with friends, mostly unhindered by the demands of other things. We know we are fortunate for this. It is a blessing we are grateful for every day. Our wish is that every family can experience this kind of freedom, and, when they do, to choose to take the time to deepen the bonds of love with those who matter most to them.
May we remember that we belong to each other.
And use our time in ways that show we do.