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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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The Uses (and Misuses) of Outrage

Last Sunday in this space I spoke about Siddhartha Gautama’s crooked path to Buddhahood. I brought you with me to the foot of a Bo Tree near Gaya in Northern India, to a time 2500 years ago, to a man intensifying his meditation practice and just about to fully awaken when the Evil One comes to test him. 1,993 more words

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Three P's of Ministry

This sermon was delivered at the installation of the Rev. Jonathan Rogers at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta at 4pm, Oct. 30, 2016.

 Story Before The Sermon… 3,795 more words

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Crooked Path to Enlightenment

Late in Siddhartha Gautama’s ministry, around 450 years before the common era, when India was on fire with his liberating message, people would come to him asking NOT… 3,024 more words

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Existentialism 101

It’s been said that the iconic dress of the existentialist is the black turtleneck.

Let’s go with that.

Imagine that one of the most famous existentialists of them all, Jean-Paul Sartre, is here with us. 2,464 more words

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