It is thought that the border between the living and the dead is most permeable in the days surrounding the Christian feasts of All Saints and All Souls, and the Latin American celebration of the Day of the Dead. This All Souls Sunday we will host a special service honoring those in our community who have died in the last year, and also ask how the conscious awareness of our death can help us live better lives.
Speaker: Reverend Rob Hardies
Someone recently observed of Americans that “we live in a culture where everything is permitted and nothing is forgiven.” A culture that simultaneously tolerates outrageous and unethical behavior, while also “cancelling” people and “calling them out.” The religious practice of covenantal living, a practice at the heart of our UU faith, offers another vision of what human community can be.
Do I dare to love again?
If we are patient, we can discern a rhythm to the world. A cadence, if you will. A pattern of life calling to life. Of life responding to life. How is life calling to you? How will you respond?
Even as Thoreau inspires resistance, he also has much to teach us about resilience in these difficult times.
Henry David Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience”—his ode to the prophetic power of conscience—inspired both Gandhi and Dr. King. In the Age of Trump, it can inspire our own commitment to resistance.