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Embodied Spirituality

“You do not have to be good,” says poet Mary Oliver.

You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. 1,970 more words

Sermons And Homilies

The Affair....

Next week, many will choose to express amorous feelings towards each other. Couples will exchange gifts as what can be argued as mandated prerequisites for passionate kisses and loving embraces. 325 more words

Love Me In My Shame

Everyone in this space has probably heard of Unitarian Universalism’s Seven Principles, but have you ever heard of the Seven Anti-Principles?

(The answer is NO, because I cooked them up just yesterday.) 1,614 more words

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Now What?

Part 1

These days I’m asking “Now what!?” constantly, and in a certain tone that blends outrage, fear, and embarrassment.

Now what!? When Congressman John Lewis questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s presidency, rightly reminding people that the 2016 election was indeed deeply tainted, and not just by Russian intervention on Trump’s behalf but also the false impression that the F.B.I. 2,150 more words

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I Can't Do It Alone

“As you float now, where I held you / and let go,” says the father of Philip Booth’s poem entitled “First Lesson, “remember when fear / cramps your heart what I told you: / lie gently and wide to the light-year / stars, lie back, and the sea will hold you.” 1,700 more words

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The Serenity Prayer

God, give us grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
courage to change the things that should be changed,
and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. 2,402 more words

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Lessons From "A Christmas Carol"

“Oh, Man! look here. Look, look, down here!”

This is the Ghost of Christmas Present speaking, from a book published 173 years ago, A Christmas Carol… 2,331 more words

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