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  • “If I ask you a question, do you promise to tell me the truth?" For future reference, if a child asks you this question at Christmas time, EVADE.
    Reflection | By Becky Brooks | October 18, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Awe, Children, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Direct Experience, Doubt, Faith, Humanism, Relationships, Searching, Secular, Unitarian Universalism, Wonder
  • We, the willing, follow the threads to one another; past rightness and quips and tweets. We will find one another and persist past sunrise.
    Reflection | By Robin Tanner | October 4, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Children, Despair, Direct Experience, Disaster, Disaster or Crisis, Hope, Humanism, Parents, Salvation, Secular, Unitarian Universalism, Violence, Vision
  • Living up to my sacred identity is hard! It means remembering that every time I fail to choose grace, or goodness, or peace, I am thoughtlessly squandering my divinity.
    Reflection | By DeReau K. Farrar | October 11, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
  • Life is full of seesaws: it offers us moments of extreme wonder and moments of fear. Sometimes you have to live through the fear for the wonder to arrive.
    Reflection | By Elizabeth Harding | September 27, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Awe, Death, Direct Experience, Fear, Humanism, Joy, Secular, Wonder
  • How many times do I need to make mistakes before I’m ready to admit that I’m not any better at this than the bigoted and willfully ignorant?
    Reflection | By DeReau K. Farrar | September 12, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Acceptance, Challenge, Change, Direct Experience, Humanism, Integrity, Living Our Faith, Secular, Self-Respect, Transformation, Unitarian Universalism
  • Each of us at the wedding had unique stories about their life, but most knew how it felt to be an Asian American in this country.
    Reflection | By Yuri Yamamoto | September 20, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), America, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Identity, Immigration, Inclusion, International, Multiculturalism, Race/Ethnicity
  • We have to have faith that in the end our small actions matter. We can’t predict what will happen when a small change has been entered into a complex system; the only thing we can predict is that we’ve changed the future in some way.
    Reflection | By Tim Atkins | September 5, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
  • Failing to use a microphone is a form of exclusion. “When I’m excluded, I feel weary, frustrated, and invisible."
    Leader Resource | By Erika Hewitt | August 31, 2017 | From WorshipLab
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Acceptance, Activism, Aging, Anti-Oppression, Body, Direct Experience, Disability, Humanism, Inclusion, Limitations, Multiculturalism, Secular
  • Pray, if you pray. Send love and money, too. We will be rolled and covered, but we will rise and carry others with us. Watch for the opportunities to rise and carry. Watch for the holy moments where some people see God.
    Reflection | By Teresa Honey Youngblood | August 30, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Awe, Brokenness, Caring, Community, Disaster, Healing, Nature, Transcendence, Unitarian Universalism
  • Remembering is the art of holding a memory and sharing it; it’s drawing upon that memory so it can help us to grow into people who live lives of meaning and service. As a practice, remembering connects us deeply to each other and to the love that sustains us.
    Reflection | By Elizabeth Harding | August 23, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Community, Death, Direct Experience, Family, Friendship, Grief, Humanism, Love, Memorial Services, Remembrance Day, Secular, Unitarian Universalism

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