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Meditations: “Let us join in the exercise of silence

Let us join in the exercise of silence for reflection, repose, meditation, or prayer.


In reflecting upon the dispiriting time in which we live, I have come to believe that the basic religious response is to refuse to be dispirited for long.

May we seek and find grounding wherever it may be found: perhaps in the buds bursting in air; in the grace of a touch, a smile, a word, a helping hand, a decision or vote or election that goes well, a discovery that enlightens or encourages us.

May we trust in the spirit that will not be quelled forever, that rises up in people from some mysterious source, energy that comes again to affirm that people matter, their needs and aspirations matter, and that the condition of people's flourishing is the cultivation of truth and love.


1997 UUMA Worship Materials Collection

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Last updated on Monday, February 25, 2013.

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