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Come, Come Whoever You Are: And Bring Your Knapsack

As a white person living in this culture, who wants to confront the white supremacy system that continues to run the institutions that we all participate in, I am coming to realize that this means owning how I benefit from … Continue reading

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Come, Come Whoever You Are: No Despair

We are no caravan of despair. Come, yet again, come. On some level, we want the whole experience, and we need to know that the whole experience of our humanity is accepted, is not judged, is welcome. Most of us … Continue reading

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Come, Come Whoever You Are–to the Mother

This Spring is there something worth a celebration of the newness and the arrival of good in your life? Has a needed, wanted person come back into your story?  Do you need to go get someone from the underworld (like … Continue reading

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Come, Come Whoever You Are: Typed

For several days now I have had a conversation going on the actual data that we have for what is referred to (to the chagrin of many) as “white privilege.”  As I noted yesterday, much of that conversation has turned … Continue reading

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Come, Come Whoever You Are: Radically Welcoming

. . . we are becoming a radically welcoming congregation. Vision Statement of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett Like many in our community, I was actively involved in writing our vision statement, and in the difficult conversations over this … Continue reading

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Everything Possible: Conditions all right

The Buddha taught that when all the conditions were right, a thing would happen.  This little bit of wisdom can be applied to everything, great and small.  For example, a thin piece of paper comes at just the right angle, … Continue reading

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Fire of Commitment–Finding Faith

It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me the most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive. James Baldwin There is a certain … Continue reading

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Fire of Commitment: Fired Up!

Ever since the election I have felt burdened with worry.  I feel like we are living in a nightmare, and I have deep fear for the future of our nation and our world.  I am simply burnt out. Or am … Continue reading

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Woyaya: Working on the Vision

Every year for many years now, I try to read or listen to a recording of one of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speeches.  This year, because we used an excerpt in our service at the Unitarian Universialist Congregation of … Continue reading

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Filled with Loving Kindness: For the Sake of the Earth

We have come into this exquisite world to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light! Hafiz I know that some people reading this do not accept the notion that we come into this life with … Continue reading

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