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UU World

Opening Words, Winter 2008

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I declare a reign of holiness.

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The Edge

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A religion that promises a life without tension, a life without conflict, a life without suffering, is a religion of passivity, a religion of mediocrity...
Silence

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Silence is not always golden. Sometimes, silence is a contempt for goodness; silence is a consent for atrocities; silence is a scorn for humanity....
Humility

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I have learned to trust those who are witnesses rather than gurus, those who express their confusion as well as their knowledge, and those who share the...
Easter Morning

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Dear God: Good Friday is gone—a dark day on the calendar, A time of suffering—with more losses than gains, And more pain than we thought we could bear.
Advent

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During the Advent season, we celebrate the qualities of faith, hope, love, and joy. Yet these must be viewed through the prism of paradox. No Faith is...
Waving the Palms

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Palm Sunday is found: whenever we are serving a noble and unpopular cause with selfless devotion, holding to the ideals of truth and justice; whenever w...
Popularity

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To escape the trap of public acclaim, an authentic church should advertise as follows:...
Singing in the Night

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I love to pray, to go deep down into the silence: To strip myself of all pride, selfishness, and coldness of heart; To peel off thought after thought,...

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