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Meditations: “In this time of meditation, may you rest in the grace of the world

"For a time, I rest in the grace of the world and am free."
—Wendell Berry
(see "Singing the Living Tradition" Reading #483)

In this time of meditation, may you rest in the grace of the world and be free.

In weakness, may you sense the strength of the eternal hills, and rest in the grace of the world.

In failure, may you be upheld like the buoyancy of water, and rest in the grace of the world.

In limitation, may you remember that the choices may be as great as the expanse of the sky, and rest in the grace of the world.

In insecurity, may you feel the solid earth beneath your feet, and rest in the grace of the world.

In despair, may you hear the joy in birds' singing, and rest in the grace of the world.

In fear, may you feel the warmth of the sun, and rest in the grace of the world.

"For a time, I rest in the grace of the world and am free." So be it.

Quotation from Wendell Berry, Openings, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, copyright 1968.  See "Singing the Living Tradition" Reading #483.

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1997 UUMA Worship Materials Collection

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Last updated on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

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