“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” – Margaret J. Wheatley
Chalica is a week long holiday celebrating the Seven UU Principles. It is a time of reflection, community, and living our faith.
Here are some ways to help you celebrate.
A Thought to Ponder:
If you had a magic wand, what would you do to make this world a better place?
Indigo Picture Credit: Kris Nobis Cervantes
May this reading from Starhawk and the meditation below from Dr. Beth Kurland help you to focus on the strength in and around you.
PS: Sorry it is a day late.
This sermon by the Rev. Vail Weller is about coming together and working together. May it challenge us to find new meanings for partnership and new ways to partner in our own community and outside of it.
There is a Unitarian Universalist Book club on GoodReads. It is called Justice and Spirit. There are UUs from all over reading and talking about books. This can help us all learn and and grow together while we search for truth and meaning in our world.
From the UUA “The September pick for the Justice and Spirit: Unitarian Universalist Book Club is “Cultivating Empathy: The Worth and Dignity of Every Person—Without Exception” by Nathan C. Walker. “This emotionally honest and personal exploration of conflict introduces a creative and compassionate way to develop empathetic responses using the spiritual practice of the moral imagination.” Order your copy of this Skinner House title from inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop, and join the conversation with the book club on GoodReads.”
Have fun reading.
This quote from the article spoke to me, “Each presidential campaign cycle seems to have less and less to do with governing or democracy, and more to do with deepening our divisiveness. Democracy requires disagreement and the skills to manage it, listening and tolerance.” What spoke to you?
West Virginia has taken a beating over the past week and a half. There have been massive floods, broken dams, children washed away, lives lost, houses washed away, and what feels like insurmountable damage.
There have been outcries for prayers. Prayers for West Virginia have filled my Facebook. Prayers for the flood victims. Prayers for people helping. Prayers for those still missing. Prayers for those who are found. Prayers for those who are safe. Continue reading
This is a beautiful story about working together. This is what community is all about.