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  • I have learned to trust those who are witnesses rather than gurus, those who express their confusion as well as their knowledge, and those who share their suffering along with their joy.
    Quote | By David O. Rankin | May 28, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Humility, Joy, Suffering, Trust, Vulnerability, Wisdom
  • Where will you go home? These mountains cannot receive you, and there is no cave or grave to be dug for you in your old hills. And still a current of air keeps singing home . . . home as if that meant something you could go to, as if something could finally stand still. Turn then, and keep turning.
    Meditation | By Lynn Ungar | May 25, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Change, Dignity, Home, Searching, Suffering, Transformation
  • Let us enter into a time of meditation, contemplation, and prayer. Feel the earth beneath your feet as it supports you. Feel the love of this community as it surrounds and enfolds you. Feel your breath as it flows in and out of your body. Listen to your heartbeat. Listen to your heart . . ....
    Meditation | By Thomas Rhodes | April 23, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Brokenness, Community, Compassion, Despair, Disaster or Crisis, Healing, Hope, Love, Suffering, Wholeness
  • We are in the midst of advent, friends, and I have to admit how much I love this season. Like most clergy I feel that it is my job, 24/7/365 to orient the world to the best of my ability toward peace, love, hope and joy....
    Sermon | By Susan Maginn | February 19, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 6th Principle (World Community), Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Doubt, Faith, Justice, Peace, Race/Ethnicity, Suffering, Unitarian Universalism, Wisdom
  • Spirit of Life and Love, Be with us in this time, as people suffer, as parents grieve, as violence rages. Be with us who feel the pain of loss, who feel anger at injustice....
    Prayer | By Christian Schmidt | February 19, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Anti-Oppression, Change, Disaster, Hope, Suffering, Unitarian Universalism
  • On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, we remember those who have been murdered for being who they are, those who face violence on a daily basis, those who have lost loved ones, and those who worry for loved ones. May we come to a time when we cease to shame children around gender roles and...
    Prayer | By Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe | February 19, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Acceptance, Anti-Oppression, Gender, Identity, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Suffering, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Violence, Wholeness
  • [In the] spirit of love, harmony, and remembrance, we stand too often divided, too often set apart from one another in heedless ways. We seek to be compassionate but our vision may be clouded or distracted. We too often go forward, day by day, and look without seeing....
    Litany | By Dennis McCarty | February 18, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Healing, Love, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Seven Principles, Suffering, Unitarian Universalism, Violence, Wholeness
  • Today we gather with determination and commitment that is grounded in a profound sense of sorrow for those who have suffered and will suffer in the future because of climate change. As always, those who suffer most are the poor and marginalized....
    Prayer | By Peter Morales | February 18, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Disaster, Mourning, Solidarity, Suffering, Climate Justice
  • God of many names and mystery beyond all our naming, Persist in guiding us to a quiet measure of this moment, That we might link heart to heart in the stillness and calm, Leaving behind all scurrying and fury, rush and contempt For the shore of this quiet moment....
    Prayer | By Daniel Chesney Kanter | February 17, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), Balance, God, Healing, Stress, Suffering, Unitarian Universalism
  • Universal Spirit of Life, God of many names, Source of all being in which we live and breathe and have our being, We come together in prayer even though many us struggle with what that means. We come together before that which is greater than us, although we struggle to say what that is....
    Prayer | By Krista Taves | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Conflict, Diversity, God, Presence, Spiritual Practice, Suffering, Unity
  • Wondrous Gift of Life, thanks for this day and this gathering in our beautiful diversity and devoted generosity! We revel in our blessings for and from this holy life! Washed and refreshed in such grace, we celebrate the joys of this life....
    Prayer | By Naomi King | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Beauty, Calling, Death, Despair, Disaster, Earth, Environment, Healing, Nature, Suffering
  • When the world’s violence shatters the joy of a moment We pause and reach out for the hands that remain We open our hearts with love. When despair rises as a monster from the deep and drags down one of our own, our answer is that We open our hearts with love....
    Reading | By Naomi King | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Compassion, Healing, Love, Suffering
  • 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
  • Take a moment right now to visualize in your mind’s eye the first American Thanksgiving feast which our Pilgrim forebears shared with their Native American neighbors on the shores of Massachusetts Bay in the Fall of 1621. If you’re like me, you imagined a pretty pleasant and peaceable scene—a...
    Sermon | By Scott W. Alexander | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Courage, Gratitude, History, 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
  • Note: Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) 2016 begins in the evening of Wednesday, May 4 and ends in the evening of Thursday, May 5. This week holds the annual observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom Hashoah. Jewish communities prefer not to call the dreadful events of the 1930's and...
    Ritual | By Mary Wellemeyer | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Grief, Holocaust Remembrance / Yom Ha'Shoah, Hope, Human Rights, Judaism, Responsibility, 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
  • Sometimes I feel like a motherless child... Here may you find a warm greeting a kind word a gentle touch Sometimes I feel like I have no friend... Here may you find a community of support a pulse of liberation a vision of hope Sometimes I feel I am almost gone......
    Opening | By Amy Bowden Freedman | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Community, Despair, Friendship, Juneteenth, Kindness, Suffering
  • Holy One, We are on our knees In awe and supplication For we have remembered the incomprehensible value Of every human life. We have heard the thrum of helicopter blades And wailing sirens. We have smelled the ash and smoke....
    Prayer | By Sue Phillips | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Compassion, Death, Despair, Disaster, Disaster or Crisis, Good, Kindness, Suffering
  • My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer; and by night, but find no rest.
    Quote | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Despair, Hope, Pain, Suffering

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