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  • I am learning to give up needing to know the answers, and instead live with the questions.
    Reflection | By Diane Dassow | October 20, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Body, Direct Experience, Illness, Patience, Peace, Spiritual Practice, Worry, Worship
  • 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
  • This is a story of in-the-middle for those wondering how their story ends.
    Reflection | By Robin Tanner | August 29, 2018 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Choice, Direct Experience, Fear, Hope, Humanism, Illness, Limitations, Parents, Psychology, Searching, Secular, Solidarity, Worry
  • I wanted so much to believe that God was watching over this boy, that God was tender and protective and fiercely on the side of life and that this boy would not slip away.
    Reflection | By Elea Kemler | February 21, 2018 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Children, Depression, Direct Experience, Family, Healing, Humanism, Illness, Mental Health, Mothers, Presence, Secular, Unitarian Universalism
  • There we were, two strangers idling at the red light―but I felt seen, and blessed, by a stranger.
    Reflection | By Erika Hewitt | March 15, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Body, Courage, Direct Experience, Healing, Hope, Humanism, Illness, Interdependence, Kindness, Mystery, Secular
  • It has been a long struggle, and our work is far from over. As we go forth, may we be empowered by the Spirit of Hope and Healing, whose one name is God, and whose other name is Love. May the blessings of Love be upon us and within us: May Love’s truth be upon our vision. May Love’s wisdom dwell...
    Prayer | By Maureen Killoran | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Body, Healing, Health, Illness, Strength, Unitarian Universalism
  • My friend Sue has a son with autism who is now 19 years old. When Adam was younger (8–13) and when they would go to the grocery store, he would inevitably make a scene because he would want his parents to buy something he couldn’t have. This would be no ordinary scene of power play and wielding...
    Sermon | By Laurie Thomas | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Body, Children, Direct Experience, Disability, Honesty, Illness, Multiculturalism, Parents, Relationships, Respect, Unitarian Universalism
  • God, or however you wish to name the Divine, does not make mistakes. What does this mean? What does this mean when a mother gives birth to a child with mental retardation or cerebral palsy? What does this mean when a child is in an accident and becomes seriously physically impaired?...
    Sermon | By Sally Patton | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 6th Principle (World Community), Disability, Hospitality, Illness, Mental Health, Multiculturalism, Unitarian Universalism
  • Spirit of Love, we pray for all your people. For people who are blind and cannot see and for those who can see but are blind to people around them Spirit, in your mercy, help us touch each other....
    Prayer | By Bonnie Vegiard | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Body, Direct Experience, Healing, Health, Illness, Multiculturalism, Prophetic Words & Deeds
  • The gospels are full of stories about Jesus healing. The healing stories represent some of the most moving images in Scripture. They are the most important miracle stories that were used to convince the world that Jesus was the Son of God during the first five centuries of the Common Era....
    Sermon | By Wayne B. Arnason | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Body, Healing, Health, Humanism, Illness
  • How can we begin to understand what hope and healing mean in the face of a deadly illness with no known cure? We have many sources of hope and healing in our lives—singing, praying, thinking, communicating, acting, giving, and remembering. Dr. Richard Cabot tells the story of a young theological...
    Reading | By Jay E Abernathy, Jr | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Body, Healing, Illness, Suffering
  • This morning, I want us to grapple with one of the most universal and troubling facts of human existence. Though every last one of us would have it otherwise, it is an unavoidable reality that during our lifetimes people close to us will become sick, suffer great pain, and, in some cases, die. It...
    Sermon | By Scott W. Alexander | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Illness, Presence, Relationships, Suffering
  • Chaplain (C): The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. Patient (P): There is so much that I want. I want to be well. C: He makes me lie down in green pastures. P: I am tired of laying here. I wish I could get out of bed. C: He leads me beside still waters. P: I feel like I'm in a whirlpool....
    Meditation | By Robin L Zucker | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Christianity, God, Healing, Health, Illness, Judaism, Suffering, Unitarian Universalism
  • "Holy One, You knit me together in my mother's womb." This is the voice of Psalm 139: "[I] was not hidden from you when I was made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth." Let us remember and celebrate, this morning, that each of our bodies was woven together in the depths of...
    Opening | By Erika Hewitt | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Body, Good, Healing, Health, Illness, Mystery, Reverence, Secular, Unitarian Universalism, Wholeness
  • O Mysterious God whose ways are many, we ask for your comfort today. Help us feel your healing spirit as we work with the wounded. Help us feel your life-giving spirit as we work with the dying. Help us feel your spirit of hope as we witness the suffering....
    Prayer | By Beth Graham | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 6th Principle (World Community), Body, Healing, Illness, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Purpose, Service, Unitarian Universalism
  • Let us rejoice for the families who have gathered this Thanksgiving to express their thanks and to celebrate the bounty of their lives. Let us join together in support of those whose families are far away, with distances in many forms. Let us hold one another in gentle reverence this holiday of...
    Meditation | By Elizabeth M Strong | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Community, Death, Family, Gratitude, Illness, Thanksgiving, Unitarian Universalism

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