Struggle is a hard word to sit with. Many of us were taught that struggle meant we werr doing something wrong. Many of us struggle daily. Many of us have only known struggle. Many of us cause our own struggle.
According to Merriam Webster, struggle is a) to make strenuous or violent efforts in the face of difficulties or opposition and b) to proceed with difficulty or with great effort.
The Struggle Continues By Israel Buffardi is a reminder that struggling doesn’t mean we are weak and that we still have a way to go.
Often, we struggle because we want everything to be just so. This story from Quest for Meaning by Rev. Lynn Unger tells of the danger of this.
Yesterday, we posted about the prison strike and the UUA’s call to action. This episode of the VUU is all about Worthy Now, CLF’s Prison Ministry and how we can help.
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Joy is a great thing. When people tty to take away our joy, it is a powerful thing to celebrate joy. What little things bring joy to your life? How can you celebrate joy?
[The VUU] 164: Joy as a Form of Resistance
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PS: There’s some Santa business here, so little ears might not want to listen.
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CLF Quest Jul-Aug 2015: Our Religion: http://besoci.al/QnMI3E
This Quest reading is from the CLF worship service during the 2009 General Assembly. It is a small primer on Unitarian Universalism. I hope that you find it as uplifting and inspiring as I did.