Best of UU


Filed under: Reflections, Site News — Jess at 9:14 am on Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Good News of Unitarian Universalism is too often unshared. This archive seeks to highlight the very best of this religious faith, by collecting inspiring, challenging writings of the Good News of Unitarian Universalism from ministers and lay people of all walks of life.

To start, I will post materials three times a week, with the first on Friday, June 1, 2007.

Submissions and suggestions for resources are highly encouraged! Please use the contact form or the comments to respond to what you read here, and to add to it. I’m only one person and can’t read the whole internet by myself.

And so it begins.

From Rev. Lawrence McGinty come these opening words:

To this house we come bringing our boldest dreams — seeking here the inspiration and strength to make them be! To this house we come hoping to bury broken dreams, to be sustained through their pain and to discover new ones amidst their tears. We come here lonely, isolated from meaningful human contact, searching for warmth and closeness and care. Needing to grow beyond plateaus of the commonplace, we seek here challenges and commitments productive of greater wholeness and deeper meanings.

We come intense and constructed, hoping for encouragement to shed our pretenses and to be ourselves. Filled with despair and self-doubt, we seek affirmations prodding us to say “yes” to ourselves and to life. Somehow, always putting happiness ahead of ourselves, we enter this place trusting that what happens here will enable us to make and to accept a little bit of it now — today!

Strange place, this house — here we cry, sing, laugh, hurt, dance, touch, survive, celebrate, grow, search, doubt, hope, rejoice, pray, trust, care, learn, think, wonder, be, become! Yes, this morning, to this house we come.

Source: “WorshipWeb,” by Rev. Lawrence McGinty, most recently of All Souls Unitarian Church of Indianapolis, IN, before his death in 1996.

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response by Anna Belle

June 3, 2007 @ 8:04 am

I love your new blog concept! I was wondering if you could get a Feedburner account for it and set it up so it could be emailed to those who want it in that format? If the core is inspirational thoughts and it’s not-too-frequent (like 3x week), I’d sign up to get a regular email in a heart-beat.

response by Jess

June 3, 2007 @ 10:27 am

I hadn’t thought of that. . . I do want to encourage people to respond in comments, too, so I’ll have to mull that over. Thanks for the suggestion!

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