This River of Life
We Gather As Many Drops
Chalice Lighting

We gather as many drops, each winding our own path down life’s surfaces and ruts. 
Here we pool together as a single body, flowing together for a time. 
Together we are a stream, at times even a river, 
for with our shared force we can travel toward oceans of meaning and seas of connection. 


About the Author

  • Rev. Leslie Takahashi serves as the lead minister at the Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church in Walnut Creek, CA and as the chair of the Commission on Institutional Change. She is the co-author of The Arc of the Universe is Long, which looks at anti-racism efforts in the UUA, and contributes to...

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