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.