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  • The path of repentance is one that can help us not only to repair what we have broken, but to grow in the process of doing so.
    Reading | By Danya Ruttenberg | November 20, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Forgiveness, Reconciliation, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • A person is not entitled to forgiveness if they haven’t done the work of repair.
    Reading | By Danya Ruttenberg | November 20, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Forgiveness, Judaism, Reconciliation, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Atonement is, in the framework of my tradition, something that happens in connection with the divine.
    Reading | By Danya Ruttenberg | November 15, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Forgiveness, Judaism, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • We need to summon the courage to cross the bridge...
    Reading | By Danya Ruttenberg | November 15, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Blame, Courage, Forgiveness, Judaism, Personal Stories, Relationships, Responsibility, Trust, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • I have struggled forgiving myself for not knowing how to create appropriate boundaries.
    Reflection | By Lynette Yetter | September 20, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Buddhism, Compassion, Forgiveness, Journey, Relationships, Spiritual Practice, Worship
  • Every relationship is an ongoing story that unfolds between people.
    Reflection | By Erika Hewitt | June 28, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Brokenness, Connections, Forgiveness, Healing, Relationships, Worship
  • Loving sometimes takes all that we have.
    Responsive Reading | By Patty Willis | March 8, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Courage, Forgiveness, Friendship, Love, Relationships, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • In our lives, people sometimes do us wrong.
    Responsive Reading | By Patty Willis | March 8, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Connections, Empathy, Forgiveness, Grace, Pain, Solidarity, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • 12-Step recovery has provided me with perspective, forgiveness, and freedom from shame.
    Reflection | By Lane-Mairead Campbell | March 1, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Addiction/Recovery, Forgiveness, Grace, Relationships, Transformation, Worship
  • Can I love all of me, even the peevish parts?
    Reading | By Kate Landis | October 18, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Buddhism, Compassion, Direct Experience, Forgiveness, Love, Mental Health
  • I offer my "Ouch" with hope and trust.
    Meditation | By Atena O. Danner | August 18, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Connections, Forgiveness, Humility, Living Our Faith, Relationships, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Start by telling the story of your mistake. Keep practicing! This is a tool you can use in many different situations.
    Time for All Ages | By Maria Bavier | April 19, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Forgiveness, Friendship, Healing, Humanism, Relationships, Secular, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Holding people accountable for the impact of their behavior is not revenge; it’s what makes change and growth possible, and no real healing in community can come without it.
    Reflection | By Kristin Grassel Schmidt | January 13, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: America, Conflict, Democracy, Disaster or Crisis, Forgiveness, Humanism, Redemption, Responsibility, Seven Principles, Universalism, Worship
  • May this chalice light guide us toward the courageous and openhearted apology, toward repair of relationships in our lives.
    Chalice Lighting | By Joanna Lubkin | October 1, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Forgiveness, Judaism, Relationships, Sacred, Yom Kippur, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Give up the fight For some other moment Some other life Than here, and now Give up the longing for some other world The wishing for other choices to make other songs to sing other bodies, other ages, other countries, other stakes Purge the past; forgive the future— for each come too soon.
    Opening | By Gretchen Haley | April 8, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Acceptance, Body, Choice, Direct Experience, Forgiveness, Mindfulness, Peace, Presence
  • Love cannot be bought or sold; it does not make a profit. Love does not hide from truth. Love dives deep. Love takes on flesh. Love is queer. Love is platonic. Love is erotic. Love is asexual. Love confronts evil. Love delights in pleasure. Love touches and weeps and flirts and feeds and creates.
    Affirmation | By enfleshed | January 21, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Forgiveness, Humanism, Intimacy, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Love, Relationships, Secular, Valentine's Day
  • Every year, I tell the congregation not to worry about mistakes because there aren’t any; there is only us, telling an old story about love getting born into this aching world.
    Reflection | By Elea Kemler | December 18, 2019 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Advent, Brokenness, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Community, Direct Experience, Forgiveness, Love, Playfulness, Tradition, Transcendence, Unitarian Universalism
  • The work of forgiveness is so challenging—the actual work of it. The naming, grieving, empathizing, releasing. It’s like a death. A death of what we wanted, what we expected, what we’d hoped for, what we deserved and didn’t receive….We don’t get to control other people or outcomes. I am...
    Reading | By Jen Hatmaker | September 25, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Direct Experience, Forgiveness, Growth, Letting Go, Relationships
  • We pray to you, Mother Earth, with gratitude For your holding and sustaining love For the air, water, and soil that feed us For the mountains and rivers and oceans that calm our spirits For loving and supporting all beings and all creation. We pray to you, Mother Earth, with humility Help us to...
    Prayer | By Lucy Bunch | June 20, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Abundance, Beauty, Connections, Courage, Discernment, Earth, Earth Day, Earth-Centered, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Interdependence, Paganism, Strength
  • This group blessing is designed to be shared by many voices or read by just one. Alex suggests creating an altar with a chalice and testing supplies (which are then distributed to students as they need them). Speaker 1: We have come to the end of the quarter/semester/year. An end to these classes.
    Blessing | By Alex Haider-Winnett | June 19, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Bridging Ceremony, Challenge, Choice, Commitment, Direct Experience, Education, Forgiveness, Friendship, Growth, Responsibility, Secular, Wisdom, Worth

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