Well-known UU minister Forrest Church said, “Religion is our human response to the dual reality of being alive and having to die.” For me, this means both that we seek to make meaning of this reality and that we try to help ourselves be deeply alive, open to both the fullness of our lives and the impact we have on each other. Today we’ll consider the role of joy in this human endeavor.
Centering Thought: Discovering more joy does not, I am sorry to say, save us from the inevitability of hardship and heartbreak. In fact, we may cry more easily, but we will laugh more easily, too. Perhaps we are just more alive. – Desmond Tutu
Share the plate: Salem for Refugees
Celebrant: Laura Christian, Anchor: David Jeffers
Music: Ryan Amend and Aimee Larsen-Amend