gather to share a sense of transcendence, to nurture
worthiness and meaning in our lives. The act of worship reminds us of our
capacity to heal, to change, and to belong.
Spinner, Weaver, of our lives,
loom is love.May
we who are gathered herebe
empowered by that loveto
weave new patterns of Truthand
Justice into a web of life that is strong,
Wells ten Hove
of life, be present with us this hour.
us today as we gather in a wider search for truth and
this quest, may we greet one anotherwith
open hearts and minds;
we inspire each other to consider new questions
seek deeper meaning;may
we cultivate wisdom and compassion.Let
all who enter this sanctuary see a welcome face,hear
a kind word, andfind
comfort in this community.And
may all that is done and said here today
in service to love and justice."
this familiar place, listen:
the sounds of breathing, creaking chairs,shuffling
feet, clearing throats, and sighing all aroundKnow
that each breath, movement, the glancemeant
for you or interceptedholds
a life within it.These
we choose to be in this companyhave
things to say to each otherthings
not yet said but in each other’s presence still trembling behind our hearts’
doors closed but unlockedeach
silent thing waiting
the threshold between unknowing and knowing,
being hidden and being known.Find
the silence among these peopleand
listen to it all—breathing, sighs,movement,
the tears that have not yet reached their eyesperhaps
they are your ownhear
also the laughter building deep where joy abidesdespite
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