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  • "As people become more afraid and insecure, they do not know how to access their own soul, move to prayer, or toward their better instincts. At that point, the easy and comforting response is to quote some Scripture, some authority, or some legal principle. It takes away one’s anxiety rather...
    Quote | By Richard Rohr | February 25, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Arrogance, Authority, Christianity, Fear, Power
  • We can be cheerleaders for simple joys (even when we don't share them) and compassionate about the fact that we’re all just trying to survive.
    Reflection | By Erika Hewitt | November 6, 2019 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Arrogance, Beauty, Direct Experience, Discernment, Humanism, Joy, Secular, Self-Care, Self-Respect
  • Spirit of Life I find you In those humble places. The quiet, still spaces where I am held in A love greater than myself. You are the wind in my breath; The fire in my soul; The subtle Heartbeat of creation all around me....
    Prayer | By Alex Jensen | May 27, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Arrogance, Brokenness, Caring, Commitment, Failure, Forgiveness, Generosity, Inclusion, Love
  • It's hard to feel gratitude for something when you're focusing on what’s wrong with it.
    Reflection | By Kat Liu | May 1, 2019 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Arrogance, Arts & Music, Class, Humility, Searching
  • This ritual was used as a Time for All Ages on Valentine's Day, but could be used on any number of Sundays—whether there are children and youth present or not. Although the spoken roles here are named as Minister and Religious Educator, any two (or more) worship leaders could facilitate this...
    Ritual | By Lyn Cox | February 26, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Arrogance, Caring, Humanism, Love, Service, Unitarian Universalism, Valentine's Day, WorshipWeb
  • I saw the parade pass by with the last soldier marching. I saw politicians stand by not in pride, but in shame as they recited the names of the dead and admitted their failure. I saw the marching band step in time to silence, no more hymns of glory could they play. I saw mothers and fathers say,...
    Meditation | By David M. Horst | January 25, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Arrogance, Death, Direct Experience, Ending, History, Memorial Day, Remembrance Day, Veterans Day, War, WorshipWeb
  • I have learned some things about life from canoes. I’m not saying I know how to paddle. I have been in canoes twice, and both have been learning experiences. The second time was fun. The first time, a friend and I decided to take one out on a lake. We slid the canoe into the water. She hopped in.
    Meditation | By Meg Barnhouse | May 28, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Arrogance, Challenge, Courage, Direct Experience, Failure, Humility, Letting Go, Limitations, Secular, Work
  • When I was a child, I would stand and gaze at the starry firmament and contemplate infinity. As I stood there, the boundary that is time dissolved; I expanded my Spirit to fill the boundary that is space. My being stilled and all fear, anxiety, and anguish disappeared....
    Meditation | By Yvonne Seon | May 22, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Anti-Oppression, Arrogance, Courage, Humility, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Limitations, Race/Ethnicity, Transcendence
  • I. THE CYNIC I was the town cynic whose life was choked out By a hidden disease of the heart That I knew was there in my chest But never told. And I carried it around with me And quoted verses to the people I met About the vanity and absurdity of it all And made them weep. If only they could have...
    Reading | By Joshua Leach | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Arrogance, Death, Failure, Searching, Suffering

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