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  • I encouraged my students to question authority, especially my authority, because only rarely can we recognize our biases without help.
    Reflection | By JD Stillwater | November 29, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Body, Humanism, Humility, Imagination, Reason, Science, Searching, Secular, Wonder, Work, Worship
  • We must unstick our minds if we want to bring change into the world.
    Reflection | By Tomo Hillbo | March 8, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Contemplation, Direct Experience, Food, Growth, Humility, International, Reason, Revelation, Worship
  • 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
  • The moment of asking for help is a tender moment.
    Meditation | By Anonymous | February 4, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Acceptance, Addiction/Recovery, Humility, Personal Stories, Self-Care, Vulnerability
  • Maundy Thursday means that followers of Jesus serve.
    Reading | By Jill Duffield | March 3, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Christianity, Humility, Lent, Service, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • "There are two moments that matter. One is when you know that your one and only life is absolutely valuable and alive. The other is when you know your life, as presently lived, is entirely pointless and empty. You need both of them to keep you going in the right direction. Lent is about both. The...
    Quote | By Richard Rohr | February 25, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Balance, Christianity, Connections, Humility, Lent, Limitations, Self-Respect, Spirituality, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Impermanence, mortality, ashes, dust: this is the truth of being human.
    Reflection | By Lora Brandis | February 17, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Christianity, Death, Discernment, Grief, Humility, Lent, Love, Spiritual Practice, Worship
  • Let me find peace within So that I may be calm throughout. Let me find silence within So that I may find compassion throughout. Let me be reminded that some things Are worth waiting for. Let me be reminded that the journey Is more important than reaching the destination. Let me see that the...
    Prayer | By Kenneth P. Langer | April 29, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Balance, Contemplation, Humility, Peace, Presence
  • We light this flame For the art of sacred unknowing. Humbled by all that we cannot fathom in this time, We come into the presence of what we do know, Perhaps the only thing we can ever know: That Love is now and forever The only answer to everything And everyone In every moment.
    Chalice Lighting | By Amy Carol Webb | March 30, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #COVID19, 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Hope, Humility, Love, Presence, Unitarian Universalism
  • an original retelling Daedalus was a brilliant inventor, and he had made a career, even a legend of himself for being able to create the seemingly impossible. So when he decided to escape from his tower prison by flying over the ocean like a bird, his son, Icarus, had no doubt he would do it. It...
    Story | By Erica Shadowsong | March 4, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Children, Conscience, Courage, Creativity, Freedom, Humility, Individualism, Parents, Searching
  • Spirit of Life and Love, Holy God, Source Eternal, in our midst yet still ever so elusive: To breathe your sacred name is a blessing. Your world become, Your will be done here, on Earth, inspired by our aspirations to do and be better people. May we have all that we need to survive, live, and...
    Prayer | By Alex Jensen | January 7, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Christianity, Commitment, Creativity, Humility, Justice, Living Our Faith, Oppression, Spirituality, Unitarian Universalism
  • In every person we meet, especially those who cause us discomfort, we find an opportunity for us to grow, to learn, to go further along the path of transformation that is our purpose in life. Every single one is our teacher. May the next week bring you many such moments of meeting that help you...
    Benediction | By Amy Zucker Morgenstern | January 2, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Challenge, Change, Growth, Humanism, Humility, Listening, Searching, Secular, Transformation
  • As we move deeper into the season, There are some things we know. Fall brings a growing darkness That we cannot escape. The nights become cooler And take on winter’s chill. The leaves on the trees and blades of grass Try on new suits of yellow, orange, red and brown....
    Responsive Reading | By Viola Abbitt | January 2, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Autumnal Equinox, Awe, Beauty, Earth, Earth-Centered, Humility, Letting Go, Nature, Transformation
  • It is time to throw out our exceptional identity and humble ourselves... We have always done good in the world—it is in our DNA. The question is, are we ready to do better for our own people? Because the world includes every person in our faith—many of whom have been micro-aggressioned right out...
    Reading | By Marta I. Valentín | June 25, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Humility, Identity, Inclusion, Living Our Faith, Multiculturalism, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity, Seven Principles, Unitarian Universalism
  • 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
  • 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
  • Outside of the meditation hall, we plan for the future and think of the past. But so often we replay past regrets and worry about future events to the point where we’re no longer present in the present.
    Reflection | By Kat Liu | February 6, 2019 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Body, Buddhism, Direct Experience, Humility, Letting Go, Mindfulness, Patience, Secular, Spiritual Practice, Worry
  • Spirit of Life that goes by so many names… Spirit of Love that has taken so many shapes on our earth over the millennia of human habitation here… we open our hearts to make room for you. With the innocence and imagination of a child, help us to hear the beauty and the magic in the Christmas...
    Prayer | By Shari Woodbury | January 21, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Beginnings, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Community, Contemplation, Courage, Empathy, Faith, Healing, Hope, Humility, Love
  • Here’s a quiz about time travel posed by a friend of mine: Suppose you had a time machine but it only went back in time to specific events. If you used the time machine, you could only be a witness; you could not influence the events in any way and no one would be aware of your presence....
    Homily | By Heide Cottam | January 7, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Anti-Oppression, Brokenness, Challenge, Compassion, Direct Experience, Empathy, Humility, Race/Ethnicity, Reconciliation, Truth, Worship
  • Once I quit drinking, my inner voice and I began the harder work: that of creating a life from which I do not need or want to escape.
    Reflection | By Alix Klingenberg | January 2, 2019 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Acceptance, Addiction/Recovery, Body, Change, Direct Experience, Discernment, Health, Humility, Letting Go, Self-Respect, Vulnerability

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