Category Archives: Love Makes a Bridge

Love Makes a Bridge: Dealing with Fear

Love is the bridge between you and everything. Jalaluddin Rumi Unfortunately, this powerful little line from Rumi can come across almost as a platitude–a nice, innocuous little saying that really carries no weight, a saying that we could say and … Continue reading

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Love Makes a Bridge: Religion

Religion should be a bridge builder, shouldn’t it?  At first glance, I think this question would get a nod from most people.  People who belong to and practice a religion generally believe that their religion is a source of good … Continue reading

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Love Makes a Bridge: Love, Hope, Peace and Joy

Feeling hopeless can be devastating.  Whatever the source, when we find ourselves hopeless or even approaching hopelessness, it’s as if a great chasm has opened up between where we are in life and where we need or want to go. … Continue reading

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Love Makes A Bridge: Many Bridges are Needed

In today’s worship service I shared a quote from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: What is needed is the realization that power without love is reckless and abusive and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its … Continue reading

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Love Makes a Bridge: Holy Moments

In our Sunday Service this past week, Rev. Jan made this observation: “Holy moments often become the words and deeds of prophetic women and men.” Unitarian Universalists will recognize the “words and deeds of prophetic women and men” as one … Continue reading

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Love Makes a Bridge: Connection Through Writing

I find that every day I make a connection with myself.  I write something I didn’t know I had the ability to, or I speak of things beyond my own imagination.  I see a new side of myself every single … Continue reading

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Love Makes a Bridge: Live and Learn

When I was a child living in Tacoma, Washington, I remember watching film footage of the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 1940.  The bridge had only been opened a few months when wind gusts hit it the wrong … Continue reading

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Love Makes a Bridge: Into the Future

This whole week we have been pondering and reflecting on these well articulated reasons why Black Lives Matter.  They can help us understand that the push-back claim “all lives matter” does not work to help us all become a better … Continue reading

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Love Makes a Bridge: Through the System

Monday’s post of reasons why Black Lives Matter received very high readership.  I want to continue for the next few days reflecting on some of those points and how love can make bridges for us.  Let’s consider the itms on that … Continue reading

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Love Makes a Bridge: Into our Memory

Monday’s post of reasons why Black Lives Matter received very high readership.  I want to continue for the next few days reflecting on some of those points and how love can make bridges for us.  Let’s consider the fourth and fifth … Continue reading

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