Sermon: “Answering the Call of Love” by Rev. Jason Cook

“If you’ve looked ahead on your order service you know we’re going to be singing the song “Standing on the Side of Love” today, only we are going to be singing it as “answering the call of love” instead. The composer, Jason Shelton, has asked us to sing it that way from now on. The question is why?

In a word: ableism.”
Is the beginning of Rev Jason Cook’s Sermon delivered at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Fullerton, CA on November 13, 2016. I hope you find it insightful.
Namaste,
Cricket

Merry Christmas

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. 

Namaste, 

Cricket 

NOW THE WORK OF CHRISTMAS BEGINS

Now the Work of Christmas Begins

Now the Work of Christmas Begins

Affirmation

By Howard Thurman

When the song of the angels is stilled,
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and princes are home,
when the shepherds are back with their flocks,
the work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost,
to heal the broken,
to feed the hungry,
to release the prisoner,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among the people,
to make music in the heart.

 

Please note that this piece may not be used in any performance or distribution that involves compensation. 

Source: “The Mood of Christmas and Other Celebrations”

About the Author

  • Howard Thurman

    Author, philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights leader.

Are You Happy In Your Work?

Inspiration from UUs around the country (and the world)

Music from 1970 by the late Ric Masten, with the Starr King School For The Ministry Band

Ric Masten, who called himself “an ordained troubadour minister”, was a poet and folksinger whose traveling Unitarian Universalist ministry was formed of music, poetry, and humor.