Stephen M Shick

Full name: Rev. Stephen M. Shick

The Rev. Stephen Shick is Minister Emeritus of the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson. He also served our congregations in Haverhill, MA and Portland, ME. Nationally he served our faith as the founding Director of UU Peace Network and Director of the UU Service Committee's U.S. Programs Department. He is author of two Skinner books:Be the Change: Poems, Prayers and Meditations for Peacemakers and Justice Seekers and Consider the Lilies: Meditations and produces Momentary Meditations, a brief weekly video poem published on YouTube.

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Useful Anger
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A good anger swallowed clots the blood to slime —Marge Piercy But what is to be done with it, this anger that dare not be swallowed?...
Peace Like a River, Strength Like a Mountain
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Nature provides ready metaphors for peace and justice. Jesus' peaceful kingdom is described as a mustard seed that grows into a large bush, providing...
Vanishing Song Birds
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I understand history as possibility...that could also stop being a possibility. —Paulo Freire The winds of extinction sing a mournful song in the...
Re-Creation
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Spirit of Life, God of Love, who are we to know how you moved over the waters when all was new? We were not there when you parted them and formed dry land.
Suppose
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Suppose you scrub your ethical skin until it shines, but inside there is no music, then what? —Kabir Suppose you cried a thousand years for a child who...
Loving in Fear
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Spirit of Life, God of Love, grant me the courage to love boldly in the face of my greatest fears. Grow me in your wisdom and let my actions speak when...
In Troubled Times
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Into the dwelling place of togetherness, we come to collect remnants of hope.
Entwined
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Spirit of Life, God of Love, I am entwined in your delicate web of mutuality. The life energy that makes me reach for the sun also moves me to become...
Distant Return
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Here, I will be discovered and lost: Here, I will, perhaps, be stone and silence. —Pablo Neruda Someday, out there, on a day like this in a place I will...
Crossing Borders
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Spirit of my longing and lonely heart, help me travel through the barren borderlands that separate me from others. Teach me to willingly explore...

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