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Opening Words: “Come, Come To This Place

Come, come to this place, whoever you are:
Wanderer, worshipper, lover of learning,
All seekers after what is true,
All who seek a community of compassion & diversity

Come, come to this place, whoever you are:
Though you’ve broken your vows a thousand times
And you’re too busy and you don’t have the time

Come, come to this place, whoever you are:
Lovers of wisdom, lovers of humanity, lovers of beauty,

Come to this place where a Love we do not make
Surrounds us and lifts us and nurtures us,

Come, come to this place, whoever you are:
Ours is not a community of despair, but of hope,
Not a place of judging, but of thanksgiving,
Not a place of certainty, but of searching.

Come, come to this place, whoever you are,
Come, yet again, come.


Based upon words of Rumi.

Copyright: The author has given Unitarian Universalist Association member congregations permission to reprint this piece for use in public worship. Any reprints must acknowledge the name of the author.

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Last updated on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

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