The Gift of Perspective

The Gift of Perspective

The meditation topic for this, the 13th day of my Lenten practice, using Outstretched Wings of the Spirit is “perspective”: “…Perspective enables us to see things somewhat in the whole. Having a supreme objective, we see different situations...
Nothing Alien

Nothing Alien

In the days after her death last year, the media ran many of their interviews with Maya Angelou. In more than one, she quoted Terence: “I am a human being, nothing human can be alien to me.” More than once, she mentioned her connection as a child of God to “the brute,...
Manifesting

Manifesting

Today Deb, Meck, and I are sharing BetheLove with our Congregational Life staff colleagues. And as the young people say: I am feeling all the feels. Pride. Anxiety. Hopefulness. Humility. Timidity. And it’s not just today. I know these feelings and this risk. I...
Eternally in the Red

Eternally in the Red

All men are interdependent. Every nation is an heir of a vast treasury of ideas and labor to which both the living and the dead of all nations have contributed. Whether we realize it or not, each of us lives eternally “in the red.” We are everlasting...
Outstretched Wings of the Spirit

Outstretched Wings of the Spirit

“Humanity is not without hope because there is creativity at work within each person that is greater than oneself. This creativity drives us toward mutual transformation…. We are made for creative transformation as a bird is made for flight.”  ~ Henry Nelson Wieman...