Relentless Gifts

Don’t we often recognize many of the lessons and gifts of our life retrospectively? When we’re experiencing a particular challenge, aren’t we often anxious to get through it or over it as quickly as possible? Poet and author David Whyte writes that we are often drawn to “making false choices: living only in the past, or only in the present, or only in the future, or even, living only two out of the three.” (Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words.) Yet, as we make meaning out of life, often we engage in a deeper conversation with our past, present, and future—all at once. What practices can keep us in this fuller conversation with our life as a whole?

Please Note: This morning, we will be joined in online worship with members and friends of the Buxmont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley.

This will be Rev. Larry Peers’ last Sunday in the pulpit at TPUUF.

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Relentless Gifts
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