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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 oneā€™s anxiety rather...
    Quote | By Richard Rohr | February 25, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Arrogance, Authority, Christianity, Fear, Power
  • Spirit of Life and Love, Justice and Peace, The spectacle of foolish pride is ever before us in these times. Indeed, pride has seldom looked so foolish in our lifetimes. So many people in positions of public trust and responsibility have lost their authority and our confidence spectacularly. And...
    Prayer | By Paul R Beedle | April 27, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Anti-Oppression, Authority, Character, Compassion, Democracy, Discernment, Forgiveness, Humility, Trust
  • What is it That calls you here That calls you onward That calls you inward That leads you homeward? What is it That gives you the power To make that change To ask that question To take that journey?...
    Opening | By Monica Jacobson-Tennessen | January 20, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 6th Principle (World Community), Authority, Contemplation, Covenant, Journey, Living Our Faith, Relationships, Unitarian Universalism
  • Iā€™m curious to know what you believeā€¦ about what is the Think about that for a moment. And if youā€™re wondering what I mean exactly, I leave it to each of you to interpret as you choose. What do you believe is the best food? [Allow a few moments for reflection.] And when you have...
    Time for All Ages | By Martha Dallas | May 28, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Authority, Choice, Direct Experience, Food, Freedom, Meaning, Responsibility, Searching, Unitarian Universalism
  • First Reader: We come to you with our hopes and our fears. Will you lead us in building a welcoming religious community, tolerant and appreciative of our differences, loving and compassionate of heart, courageous and independent in spirit? Ministers: We will....
    Responsive Reading | By Phyllis L. Hubbell | May 14, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Authority, Commitment, Community, Installations, Leadership, Ministerial Transition, Ministry, Relationships, Responsibility, Service, Trust
  • All violence is framed by blood. Our scars are the red line remindersā€” for the survivors, and all who follow later. See them, and do not turn away from the violence that drew them. Feel the scars you know, and hear the ones whispered aboutā€” They are guides. They are pathways, as much as they are...
    Meditation | By Kathleen McTigue, Eric Cherry | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Authority, Conscience, Courage, Disaster or Crisis, Discernment, Healing, Oppression, Politics, Responsibility, Violence, Wisdom
  • Do we ever surprise you, God? De we ever do or say things which catch you off guard, or do you have everything under such tight control that nothing is left to chance? You are the ultimate mystery to us, but are we ever a mystery to you?...
    Prayer | By Thomas Rhodes | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Authority, Freedom, God, Playfulness, Service, Unitarian Universalism, Wonder
  • "The position I early was enabled to take was one of selfā€reliance. And were all women as sure of their wants as I was, the result would be the same. But they are so overloaded with precepts and guardians who think that nothing is so much to be dreaded for a woman as originality of thought or...
    Quote | By Margaret Fuller | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Authority, History, Power, Purpose, Self-Respect, Women

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