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Opening Words: “We gather this day to seek in the midst of our fragmented selves the unity which enfolds us all

We gather this day to seek in the midst of our fragmented selves the unity which enfolds us all; to summon in the midst of the everyday that secret taste of danger, that peace which beckons beyond the trifles and deepens the human heart; to open our self-righteous selves to that judgment which we have tried not to hear.

We gather to worship that which is greater than we and which is our highest calling; to offer a gift of time for whatever God wants unfolded to unfold in our midst.

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1997 UUMA Worship Materials Collection; adapted CLW

Copyright: The author has given Unitarian Universalist Association member congregations permission to reprint this piece for use in public worship. Any reprints must acknowledge the name of the author.

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Last updated on Monday, February 25, 2013.

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