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Only one thing required of us

There is, finally, only one thing required of us: that is, to take life whole, the sunlight and shadows together; to live the life that is given us with courage and humor and truth.

We have such a little moment out of the vastness of time for all our wondering and loving. Therefore let there be no half-heartedness; rather, let the soul be ardent in its pain, in its yearning, in its praise.

Then shall peace enfold our days, and glory shall not fade from our lives.

Section home page: 1997 UUMA Worship Materials Collection

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Kendyl R Gibbons

Kendyl R Gibbons

The Rev. Dr. Kendyl Gibbons is minister of the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis. She is on the board of HUUmanists, an affiliate organization of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations promoting religious humanism, and is codean of the Humanist Institute. HUUmanists: Celebrating 40 years as...

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