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  • Be kind. Be brave. Be just. Be merciful.
    Benediction | By Adam Slate | March 13, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Courage, Hope, Justice, Kindness, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Loss binds us together undeniably.
    Affirmation | By Atena O. Danner | August 23, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Brokenness, Connections, Grief, Healing, Kindness, Suffering
  • People of faith are experts in human kindness.
    Reading | By Barbara F. Meyers | July 27, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Addiction/Recovery, Caring, Community, Healing, Hope, Kindness, Mental Health
  • We have so many opportunities to bless each other in this world, but they don’t always announce themselves as moments of profound transformation.
    Reflection | By Lindasusan Ulrich | February 5, 2020 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Acceptance, Body, Direct Experience, Diversity, Fat Liberation, Friendship, Humanism, Kindness, Relationships, Secular, Youth/Teens
  • This is the story of a young girl named Amelia. Amelia was fascinated by tales of people with super powers, like Wonder Woman, or magic like Harry Potter. She yearned to have powers like that so she could help people. Like the boy she often saw sitting all alone at lunch, looking very sad....
    Story | By Gail Sphar | April 28, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Caring, Change, Community, Compassion, Courage, Environment, Inclusion, Kindness, Leadership, Strength
  • Spirit of Life, help us to be present with all that is our life, both our deepest sorrows and our greatest joys, so that we can truly live: engaging fully in our own life and in our community. Spirit of Community, Help us know how linked we are, how each one of our cares touches us all....
    Prayer | By Liz Weber | March 17, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Activism, Anti-Oppression, Caring, Challenge, Community, Courage, Empathy, Interdependence, Justice, Kindness
  • North, South, East, and West, Angel, visible, ahead of me, Angels hidden by forests around me, And everywhere God....
    Prayer | By Paul Oakley | March 17, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Caring, Challenge, Compassion, Connections, Empathy, Generosity, Hospitality, Interdependence, Kindness
  • The innkeeper isn’t part of most Nativity sets. No one sings carols about innkeepers. There don’t seem to be any paintings that include them. But we can imagine the scene: Bethlehem is crowded with people coming home for the census. It’s late at night when the innkeeper responds to a knock on...
    Reading | By Anne Dilenschneider | January 2, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Abundance, Anti-Oppression, Christianity, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Compassion, Discernment, Empathy, Hospitality, Inclusion, Judaism, Kindness, Living Our Faith, Responsibility, WorshipWeb
  • A white woman pulled over and ran over to me with a shopping bag. As I looked down at the bag, I had very mixed emotions.
    Reflection | By Rayla D. Mattson | November 14, 2018 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Caring, Connections, Contemplation, Direct Experience, Faith, Generosity, Grace, Gratitude, Kindness, Parents, Race/Ethnicity
  • If a friend were in my situation, I would have seen their failings as human. So why hold someone to an unforgiving standard just because that someone is me?
    Reflection | By Kat Liu | August 8, 2018 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Character, Children, Compassion, Direct Experience, Forgiveness, Friendship, Humility, Kindness, Love, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Self-Care, Self-Respect
  • "Fear's pronoun is singular: I've got to watch out for me and mine. Love's pronoun is plural: we're in this together, and together we can grow things that will blossom even in a time of drought." —Kathleen McTigue My son, Caleb, and I went to Starbucks on a recent Saturday morning. We often do...
    Reflection | By Elea Kemler | July 19, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Children, Direct Experience, Disability, Humanism, Interdependence, Kindness, Living Our Faith, Love, Mothers, Multiculturalism, Parents, Secular, Unitarian Universalism
  • Characters: Narrator, Very Important Person, Enemies (including Leader of the Enemies), Spider, and at least four Cave Rocks. Materials needed: Grey, silver, or white yarn Narrator: I’d like to share a story with you today – a story about a simple little spider who did an amazing thing. You’ll...
    Time for All Ages | By Diana Davies | March 28, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Acceptance, Animals, Caring, Earth, Inclusion, Interdependence, International, Kindness, Nature, Salvation, Secular, Self-Respect
  • 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
  • We're grateful to artist/designer Kristin Joiner for granting permission to share her sign on WorshipWeb. Joiner asks that this image not be printed by UU congregations. However, you may purchase signs and many other items with this message on it, where proceeds support the health, safety and...
    Image | By Kristin Joiner | December 13, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Human Rights, Humanism, Immigration, Justice, Kindness, Love, Science, Secular
  • "There is no question for which compassion is not the answer."...
    Quote | By Judith Hanson Lasater | May 2, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Compassion, Direct Experience, Integrity, Kindness, Living Our Faith, Purpose
  • Today we share in a blessing for losers, risk-takers, all failures far and wide.... Blessed are they who fall in the mud, who jump with gusto and rip the pants, who skin the elbows, and bruise the ego, for they shall know the sweetness of risk. Blessed are they who make giant mistakes, whose...
    Blessing | By Robin Tanner | February 2, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Compassion, Courage, Direct Experience, Failure, Forgiveness, Hope, Humility, Integrity, Justice, Kindness, Wisdom
  • In the bleak and cold winter, We gather ourselves in To light the fire to warm our spirits, To kindle the flame of love and hope.
    Chalice Lighting | By Cynthia Landrum | November 11, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Commitment, Community, Earth-Centered, Faith, Friendship, Hope, Imbolc / Brighid's Day / Candlemas, Journey, Kindness, Love, New Year, Relationships, Twelfth Night / Epiphany, Winter, Winter Solstice / Yule
  • This Buddhist metta meditation is the text of hymn #1031 (in Singing the Journey), put to music by Ian Riddell and Mark Hayes.
    Image | By Ellen Rockett | June 11, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Buddhism, Kindness, Love, Peace, Relationships, Self-Care, Spiritual Practice
  • I am frequently astonished by monarch butterflies. Delicate beyond belief, they fly thousands of miles each year from all parts of the continent to settle in the forests of South America. To my delight, their migratory route takes them along a bridge near my home. A few days ago, I was driving on...
    Meditation | By Jane E Mauldin | June 3, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Animals, Beauty, Connections, Environment, Interdependence, Kindness, Nature, Purpose, Responsibility, Stewardship
  • Great spirit of life, We pray today for our animal friends, Grateful for their companionship and devotion. By our kindness to them, May we be worthy of their love. We pray also for pets who are gone from us, But who brighten our days And who comforted us by night....
    Prayer | By Kim K. Crawford Harvie | June 2, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Animals, Caring, Friendship, Gratitude, Interdependence, Kindness, Love

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