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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: Where is the Love–part 1

This. Slays me. Breaks me. Opens me. Please listen. Again and again. The group, The Black Eyed Peas, has done and re-done this amazing, devastating, healing song.  It is a bridge.  It is a bridge in so many ways.  It … Continue reading

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July 7 – Blessings: and Pain

I am finding it difficult to write about blessings this morning.  Blessings.  When the killing of Alton Stirling permeates the news.  Many more words have already been and will continue to be published by writers who are many times more … Continue reading

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Loss: A Lose-Lose Situation

As a transition from our last theme, Justice, to our current theme, Loss, I offer  words from Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book “Between the World and Me.” In this book, which is written as a letter to his teenage son, Coates shares … Continue reading

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Justice: Forgiveness

This past week, people of the Jewish faith honored the season of atonement and forgiveness in their observation of Yom Kippur. Every year people look at their relationships and examine where they need to make repairs, to atone for words … Continue reading

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Justice and Mercy

In front of the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama there is a statue of Justice and Mercy. Justice is blindfolded and the scales she holds are perfectly balanced. The angel, Mercy, is whispering in Justice’s … Continue reading

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The Labyrinth: Fair vs. Just

Sarah: That’s not fair! Jareth: You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is? ~ lines from Jim Henson’s film, Labyrinth, 1986 The majority – if not all – of people reading this, through sheer luck, … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Transforming Community

During a workshop at a recent gathering of Unitarian Universalists, those present were asked to articulate their dream for the world.  I summed up my dream in two words: Radical Relatedness. I dream of a world in which people are radically related … Continue reading

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Sowing Seeds of Justice

I was born into and raised in the United Methodist Church.  Some part of me will always be Methodist because the best parts of Methodism in my life are Universalist and Unitarian.  That is, they affirm the interconnected web of … Continue reading

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Advent (Peace): People, Power, Peace

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Queen of the Americas.  This date commemorates the legendary appearance of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus, to an Indian peasant, Juan Diego,  in Mexico asking him to be … Continue reading

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