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O Deep Mystery of our lives

O Deep Mystery of our lives
Meditation

O Deep Mystery of our lives -- voice in our hearts and light in our minds -- in

the joyful freedom of our fellowship, we are here together as adventurers called

forth in spirit, men and women moving, yearning, questing, pushing the limits of

our lives outwards to what is more loving and just, more beautiful and true.

Here in this meeting house, this place made holy by the memories, the

aspirations, the purposes and ideals of those before us, we would be inspired by

their example. These were women and men of vision. These were people of spirit.

We, here today, are also people of spirit. We, too, are struck in awe before

the great mystery of the cosmos. We, too, are powerfully moved by a deep concern

for our world and our care for one another. The spirit moves also in us -- as a

free religious community joined in a common covenant of aspiration, commitment

and hope.

May ours be a faith that is more than just beautiful words and high ideals.

May ours be a faith of vitality and commitment, a faith that burns in our hearts

and blazes in our minds. May ours be a faith that shines to the world as the

light of deeds and the witness of actions.

O Source and Spirit of our lives, may we respond boldly to your call to

adventure -- for justice, for love, and for joy. Amen.

Source: 1997 UUMA Worship Materials Collection

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Sheldon W Bennett

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