Monthly Archives: January 2018

Justice: It’s Hard Work

For just as the body without the spirit is dead, faith without works is also dead.  James 2:26 Why are we still talking about inclusivity and diversity when we have done so little to make them real? Why are we … Continue reading

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Justice: Mirror or Glass?

We told this story as part of our service yesterday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett. In Hasidic tradition there is a beautiful story that illustrates the moral danger implicit in mirrors. A very rich young man went to … Continue reading

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Justice: Digging In

Justice shows up, finally, where we decide to dig in.  I rather think this last kind is a product of the first two.  1) I know because I am human.  2) I understand, eventually, because I struggle.  And then, with … Continue reading

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Justice: Hidden in Reaction

Justice shows up–sort of hiding at times–in what we resist and in what confuses us. Because I have not experienced everything, because I don’t have all knowledge, because being human also means living with limitations, there are things that you … Continue reading

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Justice: Naturally

Justice shows up naturally.  In everything that I want and need for myself, I know in some respect what you want and need for yourself.  I can even make the assumption that the things that I need and want for … Continue reading

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Justice: How it shows up

Justice as a human movement toward every one having what they need to survive and thrive shows up in interesting ways.  Rumi calls justice “bestowing bounty in its proper places.” Justice shows up naturally.  In everything that I know I … Continue reading

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Justice: Democracy

Tending to our American democracy is more difficult than any of us imagine. At its core, democracy as we practice it is founded on inalienable rights–life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, as the Declaration of Independence affirms, but the … Continue reading

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Justice: MLK National Holiday

Forty years ago, I was a senior in high school.  What I “knew” about Martin Luther King, Jr was that he was a “trouble-maker” and “a communist.”  Mostly, I didn’t have many thoughts about him at all, but when his … Continue reading

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Justice: Kindness

Kindness is more important than wisdom,  and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. Theodore Rubin Often, we think of wisdom as taking whatever knowledge we have gained and turning it into some sort of life practice.  I … Continue reading

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Justice: Where to start

This past Sunday, Rev. Jan shared a spiritual practice with us that she learned to do at the beginning of any and every other spiritual practice.  It reminded me immediately of one that I learned years ago.  At the very … Continue reading

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