Rev. Sean's homily on Music Sunday.
"Hope is a vigorous choice, to see what is wrong and what needs healing, and also to keep our hearts and our imaginations and our energy oriented towards what we want to build, what we want to create, what we’re walking towards." - Krista Tippett
"May we know the hope that is not just for someday but for this day...hope not made of wishes but of substance, hope made of sinew and muscle and bone, hope that has breath and a beating heart, hope that knows how to sing...." - Jan Richardson
"I love my country too, and its hopes for freedom and justice. But the boundaries of what I honor are bigger than the republic. Let us pledge reciprocity with the living world."" - Robin Wall Kimmerer
"I cannot live another moment, at least not one of joy, unless you and I find our oneness somewhere among each other, somewhere between the noise, somewhere within the silence of the next breath." - Rev. Kristen L. Harper
Guest Minister, the Rev. Shawna Foster, of Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist, preaches.
“When we face pain in relationships our first response is often to sever bonds rather than to maintain commitment.”
― bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions
“Oppressors always expect the oppressed to extend to them the understanding so lacking in themselves.”
― Audre Lorde
"To live in a democracy is to have the right to govern, not simply to be governed; rule not just be ruled; heard not silenced; and to lose without fearing that winners take all." Unitarian Universalist Political Commentator Melissa Harris-Perry On Living in a Democracy.
"We are called to bear witness to so much pain—and to make room in our bodies and our spirits to hold so much of our own pain." - Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
"Are you willing to be transformed in the service of the work?" - Mary Hooks
"Whatever the future may have in store, one thing is certain; unless local communal life can be restored, the public cannot adequately solve its most urgent problems - to find and identify itself." - John Dewey, 1927
"The older I get, the more I'm conscious of ways very small things can make a change in the world. Tiny little things, but the world is made up of tiny matters, isn't it?"- Sandra Cisneros