My Heart’s Song
My Heart’s Song

Yesterday someone said to me – “well - what will this all look like when it’s over?” The question was in earnest. I looked at them. I smiled, they needed something from me that I did not have - an answer. I have never been here before, I don’t know - but they needed something to hang on to - I was just there at that moment, I could have been anyone. So what I said was, “When the caterpillar is moved to form the chrysalis, I don’t think they have any idea the metamorphosis they will undergo. I do not know what things will look like on the other side of this. I do know that things must change and change is hard. Cultural change is very hard. What I can tell you is that I work for more love and more justice. I can tell you that if I survive the pandemic and the reformation I will be here right alongside of you. You are not alone in the work or the worry or the unknowing. There is more love somewhere and I work for that cause and that outcome.” 

This truly is the time of the great unknowing. What are the things we can count on - the people - the work - the dreams? Your Southern Region UUA staff is here. All of the UUA Staff are here, with you, doing what we can, being torn apart by the calling to witness for justice and the need to keep others from catching the virus. There are no easy answers to the issues we are facing. However, I am eternally grateful that we will face them together. 

Listen, listen, listen,

to my heart’s song.

Listen, listen, listen,

to my heart’s song.

I will never forget you.

I will never forsake you.

I will never forget you.

I will never forsake you.

Take a deep breath and know that you are not alone.

About the Author

  • Connie Goodbread currently serves as Co-Lead of UUA Southern Region. She is in her fifteenth year as UUA Field Staff and has served as Field Staff in three regions of our Association. ...

For more information contact sr@uua.org.

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