Macclesfield Unitarians

Sunday Feb 17th

The President elect of the Unitarian General Assembly, Bill Darlison, led a terrific service of celebration and renewal here yesterday, and part of what he offered was this morning affirmation:-

A reaffirmation of my belief that my life is a gift not a burden;

A recommitment to the principle of human brotherhood and sisterhood;

A determination not to take more than my fair share of the world’s goods and resources;

A resolution not to be overwhelmed by the enormity of the task

A determination to bear in mind these words of the American poet Miller Williams: Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it. What appears as bad manners, an ill temper or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone.

Posted in Thinking Worship on February 18, 2013.