What do we do when our good intentions go awry? How do we act on what is promised? Faith needs to be acted upon, it requires follow-through. Become a doer, not just a hearer. Bring your behavior closer to your beliefs.
When life is going well, it is easy to speak of abundance. But oh, those days when everything is falling apart for us, or when the woes of the world are too much with us. Those days it can be hard to look around and see anything but mud puddles.
Yet those are the very days, the very times, that abundance is most needed. The practice of appreciation, of seeing a world of abundance, is one of the greatest practices we can share as UUs.
Read the full text here: http://www.uuberks.org/sermon/beautiful-view-beautiful-glass
A person can be loyal to a place, a person, a cause, an ideal, a vision, to God, to their religion or religious community, to a value, a relationship, or a promise that has been made. A world without fidelity to these would be a world without bravery, integrity, trust, and love. But how is fidelity distorted in today's world? And what does fidelity mean to our worship, our spirituality, and to unitarian universalism as a faith?
Read the full text here: http://www.uuberks.org/sermon/fidelity-act-courage
“Courage doesn't always roar,” says Mary Anne Radmacher. “Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.” This week we discuss stories of hidden courage, humility, and fearless living.
Read the full text here: http://www.uuberks.org/sermon/quiet-voice-courage
Explore the complexity -- and restorative quality -- of forgiveness, atonement, and repentence with Rev. Fees.“When someone hurts us, we should write it down in sand where the winds of forgiveness can blow it away. But when someone is kind, we must carve the kindness in our hearts forever."
Full text is available here: http://www.uuberks.org/sermon/welcoming-repair
Even in this moment in history, when it is sadly too easy to point to the perils and find ourselves absorbed in grief, dread, anger, and fear, there is also this truth that there is a growing collective awareness and a growing movement of people deeply committed to the survival of the earth and all her creatures. Learn more -- and open yourself fully -- with Rev. Fees. Full text is available here: http://www.uuberks.org/sermon/widening-circle
Explore the three themes of notable UU Henry David Thoreau's wild, prophetic life celebrating his 200th birthday.
Rev. Fees explores the theology of feminism, the acknowledgement of women's experiences, and its unity in diversity. Read the transcript here: http://www.uuberks.org/sermon/feminist-theology-not-just-women