Category Archives: The Sacred

The Sacred: Sacred Birth

Many years ago, my beloved, Russ, was on a business trip in Europe with a Christian colleague. As they toured some of the beautiful cathedrals during their off-time, they engaged in dialogue about their thoughts on various things related to … Continue reading

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The Sacred: Appropriation?

On this date ancient Romans began a festival that in some periods lasted for 12 days:  the festival known as Saturnalia.  It honored the sky father Saturn, the earth mother Ops, and their child, Consus, the god of the grain-bin (sort … Continue reading

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The Sacred: A Meditation Practice

You can read this set of “instructions” and then try it somewhere, sometime today. Find something in your world that grabs your attention, attracts you, draws you to notice it, or elicits your curiosity.  This may be any being in … Continue reading

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The Sacred: Holy Re-Do

The Winter Sacred Season that we are entering is full of what I would call “holy re-do.”  The Christian Advent calls human beings to consider justice in the world and how that may impact the future.  Look at your own … Continue reading

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December 15, 2015–The Sacred: Hiding

Sacred.  Highly valued.  Most important thing.  Precious gem. We recognize these things, these relationships, these values, don’t we?  And what if the sacred is hiding? Behind the gruff exterior. Inside those sad eyes. Underneath those gestures, that gate so slightly … Continue reading

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The Sacred: Redefining Things

There is a sense of the sacred that depends on division and separation.  Something can only be sacred if there are identifiable other things that are not.  Some places can be declared sacred spaces if others can be declared profane. … Continue reading

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The Sacred: Sacred Light

While there are things that make me crazy at Christmas time (traffic, consumerism), there is much that I do like about the Christmas season, not the least of which is all the colorful, creative, and sometimes subtle, light displays that … Continue reading

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About Sacred Stories, Part 3

The third and last part of “Eight Things You Should Know About Sacred Stories.”  See December 9 for Part 1. Sixth, Sacred stories can be re-written.   At The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett, we have been rewriting our story for … Continue reading

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About Sacred Stories, Part2

The second part of “Eight Things You Should Know About Sacred Stories.”  See December 9 for Part 1. Third, We retell stories because they embody something for us–an idea, an image, a virtue, a piece of wisdom, an experience, a … Continue reading

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About Sacred Stories, Part 1

The first two of “Eight Things You Should Know About Sacred Stories:” First, the simple matter is that Stories become sacred when we re-tell them. It occurred to me many years ago when I first began teaching that we human beings … Continue reading

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