Angela Herrera

Full name: Rev. Angela Herrera

The Rev. Angela Herrera

The Rev. Angela Herrera is Senior Minister at First Unitarian Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

From Angela Herrera

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What do you do with the secret verses of your heart? With your need for redemption, the story without words? With paradoxical truths, too private and nuanced to share, that cannot be printed or spoken aloud? You weave their energy into a poem, carefully, carefully, over and under and through,...

Meditation | By Angela Herrera | March 28, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Creativity, Direct Experience, Mystery, Searching, Spiritual Practice

You bring yourself before the sacred, before the holy, before what is ultimate and bigger than your lone life bigger than your worries bigger than your money problems bigger than the fight you had with your sister and your aches and pains bigger, even, than your whole being, your self who is part...

Poetry | By Angela Herrera | April 27, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Generations, Mystery, Sacred, Wonder

This is what one hundred years look like: A rounded wrinkled back, sparkling wet and soapy above the shower bench, and my hand, having ­gently formed in your seventieth year, and emerged with lifelines bent ­toward blessing, scrubbing ­circles across your soft, white skin. I drag the cloth...

Poetry | By Angela Herrera | April 26, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Body, Caring, Connections, Direct Experience, Generations, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Relationships, Service

Why did I listen to Your calling, O God? Why did I step out on faith, O Love? Why did I lift my feet, ignore my fear, and run ­toward the unknown? Now I am far from home. My heart aches for my familiar land, for ­people who greeted me with kisses. I can’t see the way back—it doesn’t exist. I...

Poetry | By Angela Herrera | March 23, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Despair, Direct Experience, Fear, Home, Listening, Searching

Who cast a spell over my world? Who opened the doors, stirred the crowd of possibilities, put gold dust in my dreams causing my life to turn? O Fate, O Love, O Spirit, O God: is it true that all good things must end? Or have you set me on a path of meaning Not luck Of clarity Not magic And this...

Poetry | By Angela Herrera | March 9, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Change, Direct Experience, God, Grace, Letting Go, Meaning, Unitarian Universalism, Wonder

In English This is a prayer for all the travelers. For the ones who start out in beauty, who fall from grace, who step gingerly, looking for the way back. And for those who are born into the margins, who travel from one liminal space to another, crossing boundaries in search of center. This is a...

Meditation | By Angela Herrera | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Home, Journey, Multiculturalism, Partner Church Observation, Vision, Multiculturalism

Despite religious liberals' uneasiness with the word, we have something important to say about evil.

By Angela Herrera | September 4, 2011 | From Ideas
Tagged as: Culture, Justice, UU Theology, Social Justice

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