Robert Walsh

Robert Walsh is minister emeritus of the First Parish Church in Duxbury, Massachusetts, where he served as minister for 22 years. He is the author of the 1992 UUA meditation manual, Noisy Stones.

From Robert Walsh

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The 2010 inSpirit title. The inSpirit Series was previously known as the Meditation Manual Series.

Book | By Robert Walsh | From Skinner House Books
Tagged as: Contemplation

The light green shoots of blossoms-to-have-been are out of sight under the drifting snow. Gale force winds are rattling the old house. The temperature is far below freezing. Nature is not cooperating with preparations for Easter. The storm evokes the spiritual quality of Good Friday more than...

Meditation | By Robert Walsh | January 10, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Choice, Despair, Easter, Good Friday, Healing, Hope, Justice, Living Our Faith, Love, Peace, Spring, Unitarian Universalism, Winter

She called to ask if I would baptize her infant son. I said, "What we do is like a baptism, but not exactly. And we normally do it only for people who are part of the church family. The next one we have scheduled is in May." She said, "Could we come to talk with you about it anyway?" They came to...

Meditation | By Robert Walsh | January 10, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Child Dedication, Children, Faith, Family, Fathers, God, Grace, Love, Mothers, New Child, Parents, Salvation, Unitarian Universalism

I knew a man who had printed on his stationary this proverb: “Nothing is settled. Everything matters.” It established a certain ambience for reading his letters, as if to say: what you are about to read is to be taken seriously, but is not final. I remember him and his proverb sometimes,...

Meditation | By Robert Walsh | January 10, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Beginnings, Choice, Direct Experience, Integrity, Letting Go, Mystery, New Year

"We hold on to hell because when we discard it we glimpse through the clearing smoke a God who is too complicated for us."...

Quote | By Robert Walsh | January 10, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: God, Suffering, Unitarian Universalism

In the newspaper there was a story about a seminary professor in Kansas City who was put on trial by the Southern Baptists, accused of being a Universalist. It's no wonder they were suspicious. He had stated publicly his belief that all people born into the world are children of God....

Meditation | By Robert Walsh | January 10, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Challenge, Commitment, Conscience, Courage, Identity, Integrity, Living Our Faith, Responsibility, Stewardship, Unitarian Universalism, Universalism

I heard the Second Brandenburg Concerto played in honor of Bach’s 300th birthday, and I was swept away. I remembered a story about the people who send messages into outer space. Someone suggested sending a piece by Bach. The reply was “But that would be bragging.” Some say we get what we...

Reading | By Robert Walsh | November 18, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Arts & Music, Awe, Beauty, Direct Experience, Gratitude, Humility, Thanksgiving, Wonder, Worth

Eternal God, Source of All Creation, we would give substance to our thankfulness by resolving to make right use of the gifts we have received from thy bounty. With thy gift of the senses we would fashion and preserve a world of beauty for all....

Meditation | By Robert Walsh | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Abundance, Beauty, Compassion, Discernment, Gratitude, Justice, Peace, Responsibility, Searching, Thanksgiving, Truth

Standing in the shadow of the nebulae.

By Robert Walsh | October 24, 2010 | From Spirit
Tagged as: Nature, Personal Inspiration

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