The Fourth Sunday of Advent is a time to celebrate peace. Spread peace as much as you can.
To pass the peace by Clarke Dewey Wells
To pass the peace is a revolutionary act.
It means to trust the outsider we fear, to wish well those who have hurt us; and to forgive at last ourselves.
To offer the blessing to those around you is to love your neighbor and yourself and to be at peace with God.
Pax vobiscum. Peace. Peace.
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
“Rosh Hashanah ushers in the beginning of the Jewish year and is a holiday that celebrates the creation of the world, something that’s reflected in its name, which means “head of the year” in Hebrew.” From Time
Here is a video from the acapela group The Maccabeats
Blessings of peace for the New Year to all of our Jewish friends and family.
May your year be blessed.
May your heart be happy.
May you learn balance and find peace.
Prelude: “Beauty in You” by Meg Barnhouse
Chalice Lighting: The Pride Flame By Linda Lee Franson
Song: Gathered Here
Respect the importance of all beings.
Offer fair and kind treatment to all.
Yearn to learn throughout life.
Grow by exploring ideas and values together.
Believe in your ideas and act on them.
Insist on peace, freedom, and justice for all.
Value our interdependence with nature.
Rev. Kathleen Rolenz wrote Easter is Breaking about peace in our world.
Below is a guided medtiation on finding personal peace
In looking for things for this post John Lennon’s “Imagine came up multiple times, so I figured I should share it too.
May we find peace. May we bring peace. May we share peace.
We are all searching for understanding in the world. We are all searching for peace. May this help us get one step closer.
Today is Christmas. It is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. You can read the full story here.
It is a day of celebration. It is also a day to remember how lucky we are and how we need to help others in the world. Christmas is a reminder for us to be a light in the world.
I have included a devotion for today.