Inspired by Our Ancestors

A line of framed family photos, all on a surface, some out of focus

For those who came before us, we offer gratitude and thanks.
May their memories be a blessing.
May we feel surrounded by their love.
As we go forth from this time and place,
let us be inspired by their courage, their wisdom, and their dreams.
Let us honor them by doing the work
of living boldly, loving mightily,
and creating heaven on earth.
Amen and blessed be.

About the Author

Leia Durland-Jones

Rev. Leia Durland-Jones is a lifelong UU serving as Minister of Faith Development at the UU congregation in Charlottesville, VA. Leia has served as this congregation’s professional religious educator for over 28 years. She shares her life with her wife Karen, and their daughter Annalee.

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