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The Muses: What I am living for–Part 2

(We are sharing, over three days, the homily given by Karen Smith in the January 10 service at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett.  In the first part, Karen set us up to ponder how it is we share with … Continue reading

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December 28–The Sacred: Trust

We have said, in this space, that “the sacred” is in so many words something we place high value on, something that is precious.  We have also examined it as not something other and separate from the ordinary but actually … Continue reading

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The Sacred: The Separate or the One?

Whatever “sacred” means to you, is it something totally separate from ordinary things or is it inside of and part of all things?  Is it special and extraordinary, or is it common and ordinary?  Is the sacred natural or supernatural? … Continue reading

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Harbor: What We’re Built For

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” ~ John A. Shedd Over the past five years I have seen our congregation do some amazing social justice work.  We have become a Welcoming … Continue reading

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Justice: Shared Compassion

We wake today in the United States to another mass shooting on another school campus. We will wring our hands.  We will, some of us, call for laws to control guns. We will, some of us, chant the refrain that … Continue reading

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Justice: One More Step

As we come to the end of our month focusing on the many issues surrounding justice and social justice in particular, we are certainly not coming to the end of our social justice involvement. Perhaps our worship, study, storytelling and … Continue reading

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Justice: Domestic Violence

Often, I think, the moment to engage in social justice catches us unaware and throws us into a moment of choice.  One of those moments came to me as a phone call.  The woman on the phone was a member … Continue reading

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Hindrances to Justice

If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the … Continue reading

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Justice: Service and Systems

People who involve themselves in the work of justice do this work most often in two different ways. One way is in direct service to those who are suffering injustice.  Another way is to work to change the systems cause … Continue reading

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Culture and Tradition: Government

Forms of government are formal ways of establishing values and behavior.  Around government, there has been in my life time almost constant conversation about “culture wars.”  Are Americans in a 300+ year long experimentation in creating a new culture?  Do … Continue reading

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