As you center yourself, think about how you use science and reason in your own life. How has reason helped you come to conclusions about your faith. How has science helped you shape your spiritual life? Read this passage and ponder its meaning for you.
I Say It Touches Us
I say that it touches us that our blood is
sea water and our tears are salt, that the
seed of our bodies is scarcely different
from the same cells in a seaweed,
and that the stuff of our bones is like the coral.
I say that the tide rolls in on us, whether
we like it or no, and the sands of time
keep running their intended course.
I say we have to go down into the wave's trough
to find ourselves, and then ride her swell
until we can see beyond ourselves into
our neighbors eye.
I say that we shall never leave the harbor
if we do not hoist the sail.
I say that we have got to walk the waves
as well as solid ground.
I say that anyone who goes without
consciousness of this will remain
chained to a rusty anchor.
May the journey find us worthy. Amen. — By Marni P. Harmony, in Day of Promise: Collected Meditations, Kathleen Montgomery, editor (Skinner House, 2000, 2001; copyright Unitarian Universalist Association)