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  • We are an angry and beautiful people.
    Reflection | By Laura Solomon | June 1, 2022 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Brokenness, Connections, Direct Experience, Disaster or Crisis, Fear, Humanism, Love, Suffering, Unitarian Universalism, Worship
  • Help us feel at home with ourselves and with one another so there is no need to pretend.
    Prayer | By Molly Kliment-Jenkins | May 22, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #COVID19, Caring, Change, Fear, Growth, Hospitality, Transcendence, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Safety is not tied to our capacity to watch our neighbors, but rather based on our capacity to truly look out for one another.
    Reading | February 16, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Activism, Caring, Community, Fear, Solidarity, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • We can’t run from ourselves. The answer to safety is always closer rather than farther away.
    Reading | By Zach Norris | February 16, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Activism, Community, Fear, Justice, Solidarity, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • I learned that love and support can be expressed in many different ways by different people.
    Reflection | By Ndidi Achebe | July 7, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Brokenness, Community, Compassion, Direct Experience, Fear, Humanism, Limitations, Love, Relationships, Worship
  • It’s through our shared interdependence that we are sheltered and saved.
    Reflection | By Karen G. Johnston | May 10, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Compassion, Connections, Fear, Interdependence, Relationships, Service, Worship
  • "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
  • In these days of so much uncertainty, may we choose honesty over comfort, love over complacency, and truth over convenience.
    Reflection | By Rachel Lonberg | September 30, 2020 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #COVID19, Children, Direct Experience, Discernment, Fear, Parents, Secular, Trust, Truth, Worship
  • One day, I’ll have to care for my mother as she once cared for me. I’m not ready to handle the truth that our relationship must change.
    Reflection | By Erica Shadowsong | September 9, 2020 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Caring, Child Dedication, Children, Coming of Age, Coming-of-Age, Direct Experience, Fear, Generations, Growth, Humanism, Love, Mother's Day, Mothers, Parents, Secular, Worship
  • We kindle this flame, Honoring the doorways in our souls: The windows through which we gaze at one another The balconies where we catch glimpses of sky The thresholds we stand on this morning Wondering, hoping, fearing, dreaming.
    Chalice Lighting | By Florence Caplow | May 1, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Connections, Fear, Hope
  • A new disease, without any cure, is pushing us apart. And, yet, we cannot escape one another. We need one another. Whether I acknowledge it or not, the guarantee of safety does not exist.
    Reflection | By Manish Mishra-Marzetti | April 15, 2020 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #COVID19, 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Body, Coming Out, Direct Experience, Fear, Humanism, Illness, Interdependence, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Relationships, Secular, Shame, Vulnerability
  • I’m confident in our human ability to together muscle our way into renewing our world.
    Reflection | By Aram Mitchell | April 1, 2020 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #COVID19, 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Community, Direct Experience, Doubt, Fear, Hope, Humanism, Interdependence, Searching, Secular
  • “Game” is no longer the proper metaphor to guide my thoughts and actions. We are—all of us—in liminal space, at a threshold confronting immediacy, shrouded in fog.
    Reflection | By Rita Capezzi | March 25, 2020 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #COVID19, Doubt, Fear
  • Years ago, I did one of those mud run obstacle races. There were eight physical obstacles on the course, but my biggest learning was that we all had a ninth obstacle.
    Reflection | By Laura Solomon | March 18, 2020 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #COVID19, Community, Compassion, Disaster or Crisis, Fear, Relationships, Self-Care
  • In this community, we hold hope close. We don’t always know what comes next, but that cannot dissuade us. We don’t always know just what to do, but that will not mean that we are lost in the wilderness. We rely on the certainty beneath, the foundation of our values and ethics. —Rev. Theresa I.
    Reflection | By Erika Hewitt | March 11, 2020 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #COVID19, 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Caring, Community, Direct Experience, Disaster or Crisis, Fear, Humanism, Interdependence, Leadership, Relationships, Responsibility, Secular
  • When you’re the only black man in a sea of whiteness, purses still get clutched, and people still cross the street, and hellos still get lost in the void.
    Reflection | By Adrian L. H. Graham | January 15, 2020 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Fear, Identity, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity, Relationships
  • This ritual begins by lighting a candle from the chalice, and placing it in position. A list of supplies is at the end of this resource. One: Fire. Source of warmth and life for our ancestors; and for humans still today....
    Ritual | By Amy Brooks | January 3, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Direct Experience, Disaster or Crisis, Earth, Fear, Grief, Solidarity, Unitarian Universalism, Climate Justice
  • It was disruptive and strange to know that someone had died to bring this hope, and to wonder how the donor’s family mourned at the same time we rejoiced.
    Reflection | By Elizabeth Bukey Saunter | December 11, 2019 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Body, Direct Experience, Family, Fear, Interdependence, Mystery, Relationships, Vulnerability
  • Do not fear agitation, for agitation is the rhythm of life itself; to be put into motion, to be stirred. Do not fear the movements that decenter what you always thought permanent. You carry within the center of your understanding, the compass to show you the way. Carry with you the love that will...
    Blessing | By Tania Márquez | November 4, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Activism, Conflict, Courage, Direct Experience, Fear, Humanism, Justice, Solidarity
  • As a hospital chaplain, I often listen to painful stories. We call it compassionate presence, but I may be crying inside. When words fail, I pray and sing.
    Reflection | By Yuri Yamamoto | June 12, 2019 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Arts & Music, Brokenness, Challenge, Despair, Direct Experience, Faith, Fear, God, Presence, Unitarian Universalism

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