Matt Owen, Worship Associate
The Buddha said: “Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.” It is not just "those people" who struggle with hatred, we all do. How do we take the pain at the injustice we witness and resist diverting it into our own blame and hatred of others? These times are crying out for a deepened dedication to love. Cultivating compassion for ourselves and others, is an act of social justice and a way we can directly contribute to the evolution of consciousness in our world.
Rev. Sage Olnick, Affiliated Community Minister
This Sunday we will explore what it means to make space in our minds and hearts for what is already there through reflection, music, and a Glitter Blessing.
Tracie Greth, Worship Associate
This service in inspired by the word “centering “which is an open UU-compatible word that can cover many forms of meditation or prayer. It is also based on a comment made by Rev. Fees that there must be many centers. The word “center” will be used for those things that truly matter, those things that give meaning to worship and to life.
Traditional Western ideals of beauty tend to emphasize symmetry, orderliness, and harmony. Eastern worldviews center beauty on transience and imperfection, known as wabi sabi in Japanese. This morning we explore how wabi sabi beauty might enlarge our appreciation of our world.