Love Is Hard
Love Is Hard
Responsive Reading

Love is hard.

Love for people, especially those who are different from you.

Love that says “I see you as a person.”

Love that says “let your unique light shine in the world” because each of our souls touches the divine mystery.

Love that says “we’re on a journey together, and my fate is tied up with yours.”

Love that grabs you and won’t let go until your whole life is dedicated to siding with love.

Love that changes the world.

Love is hard. Do it anyway.

About the Authors

  • Carey McDonald is the UUA's Executive Vice President. He's a lifelong UU who has worked in nonprofit, government, political and progressive organizations.
  • The Rev. Dr. Terasa G. Cooley was Program and Strategy Officer of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) from 2013 through 2015. She was a parish minister for fif­teen years, served as a district executive for five years, and became director of Congregational Life at the...

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