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  • By Kelly Murphy Mason
    May fellow feeling encourage each of us toward ever more compassionate living.
  • By Kimberlee Anne Tomczak Carlson
    United in hope for the future, guides us to trust in love.
  • By Paul Oakley
    Angels created by our ingenuity, desire, and prayers, stay the hand of carelessness and give the message of hope.
  • By David Richo
    "Compassion is love's response to pain."
  • By Jennifer Willet
    What images comes to mind when I say, “Labor Day”? ...
  • By Shari Woodbury
    Let us choose again our role in the incarnation of love.
  • By Andrea Hawkins-Kamper
    May it be well with you and all those entrusted to our care.
  • By Joan Javier-Duval
    In this space of welcome and acceptance you are beloved.
  • By Joan Javier-Duval
    Amid the cacophony of distractions...we hold on when all is in question.
  • By Heide Cottam
    Bearing witness is an act of compassion, empathy, solidarity and justice. It is a holy act. Humanity is at its most powerful and transformative when we experience the truth of another.
  • By Anne Dilenschneider
    The Innkeeper's dilemma.
  • By Cheryl Block
    As we go forward into this frightening, exhilarating, confusing, miraculous world, may we offer our comfort to the afflicted our love to those who are lonely and our wish for all to be safe.
  • By Cheryl Block
    Leader: In this sacred space People: Let us be still in the quiet. Leader: In this sacred space People: Let our hearts open as a butterfly’...
  • By Gretchen Haley
    Every little thing that breaks your heart Is welcome here We'll make a space for it Give it its due time and praise for the wanting it...
  • By Vanessa Southern
    So much undone. So much to do. So much to heal in us and the world. So much to acquire: a meal a healthy body— a fit one— a lover a job a...
  • By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh
    Religion is as much about faith in humanity as it is about faith in deity. And many of us will find that, over and over, our faith in...
  • By Kyle Johnson
    Mystery of the Universe – You who some think of not as a being among other beings, But as the very Ground of Being Itself – Thank you for...
  • By Susan Frederick-Gray, Erika A. Hewitt
    Leader: We know that hurt moves through the world, perpetrated by action, inaction, and indifference. Our values call us to live in the...
  • By Leslie Jamison
    Empathy isn’t just something that happens to us — a meteor shower of synapses firing across the brain — it’s also a choice we make: to pay...
  • By John Saxon
    Holy One, known by many names and beyond all names, known in many ways and beyond our knowing: We gather together this evening in the cold...
  • By John Saxon
    I invite you to join me in a time of prayer, meditation, and reflection—to be fully present here and now, in this sacred time and space,...
  • By Nicole Anderson
    Blessed are the homeless and those who beg for spare change, for they will inherit the house of the Lord. Blessed are the black mothers who...
  • By Samuel A Trumbore
    Go forth in simplicity. Find and walk the path that leads to compassion and wisdom, that leads to happiness, peace and ease. Welcome the...
  • By Phillip Lund
    To the refugee family seeking a safe place For their children’s dreams, say: I am with you in this. To the trans teenager longing for a...
  • By Sara Sutherland Dean
    Someone called me a "bleeding heart liberal." It was not intended as a compliment. However, I will always consider it one of the biggest...
  • By Jan Richardson
    Go slow if you can. Slower. More slowly still. Friendly dark or fearsome, this is no place to break your neck by rushing, by running, by...
  • By Theresa I. Soto
    I know sometimes you get cranky, And sometimes your tea gets cold Before you can drink it. Sometimes The news is too much. The resistance...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    In his autobiography, Theodore Parker relates that as a child, four or five years old, living on a farm in Roxbury, he was walking through...
  • By Laura Horton-Ludwig
    Spirit of life and love, light within and without, mystery from which we have all emerged, within which we live and die: be with us now as...
  • By Forrest Gilmore
    In the first episode of "Call the Midwife"—a British show about post-WWII midwives—the main character Jenny Worth is just starting as a...
  • By Shane Paul Neil
    The offensiveness of my pain is why we have to remind America over and over again that Black Lives Matter: because if you lack empathy for our tears it’s likely that you lack respect for our lives.
  • By Maureen Killoran
    This piece can be read as a meditation, or used as a litany, in which the congregation responds to each line (in unison), "We ask a...
  • By Doug Kraft
    “We want to give you an update on our progress,” the captain said over the PA. A silent groan went through the passengers: the word “update...
  • By Judith Hanson Lasater
    "There is no question for which compassion is not the answer."
  • By Brian Doyle
    Sisters, I stand before you without homily or lecture or opinion. I stand here naked on the page. I stand here with my hands extended in helpless prayer. I will never know your pain. I will never know your agony of spirit. I will never know the dark nights of your souls. I will never know the...
  • By Heather Rion Starr
    May I move gently through this cloudy, murky, gray day. ...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    Good Morning! Welcome to this liberal religious congregation [ or name of congregation]. My name is [name, role] . Some of us are bringing...
  • By Dawn Skjei Cooley
    Let us go out into the world singing. Let us go out into the world singing songs that proclaim liberty. Songs that turn ashes into garlands...
  • By Cynthia Frado
    I am always in a bit of a shock when December 1st arrives on the calendar. I always feel like there should be at least another week beyond...
  • By Theresa I. Soto, Tracy Bleakney
    Let us welcome this child into our home with warmth, nourishment, and love. Demos bienvenida a este niño, a nuestra casa con simpatia, alimento, y cariño
  • By Maryah Converse
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  • By Bob Janis-Dillon
    Note: this reflection was written at the end of Rev. Janis-Dillon's week in Samos, Greece working in a Syrian refugee center. The people of...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    For many reasons, people depart. They leave home—or the places given to them, in place of home that might’ve been lost to war—and seek...
  • By Amy Carol Webb
    How often we seek refuge in this sacred flame From the world’s trouble and pain. Today, may our lamp light the way For whose who know no...
  • By Elizabeth Lerner Maclay
    Source of all, This is my third attempt at a prayer. The first two revealed to me that I am angry, which I didn’t realize until I just...

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