Category Archives: grief

And the Welcome Will Be Wide: It’s Not About the Bathrooms (sermon)

The Unitarian Society, East Brunswick, New Jersey And the table will be wide. And the welcome will be wide. And the arms will open wide to gather us in. We are fortunate that here in New Jersey: more protections for the rights … Continue reading

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Made for These Times (sermon)

The Unitarian Society, A Unitarian Universalist Congregation East Brunswick, NJ Audio version here. Not that long ago, a journalist suggested a parlor game to a group of historians. It was mid-summer: after the massacre in Orlando, after the attacks in … Continue reading

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Fear of Fueling Islamophobia: A Few Days Out From the Orlando

My grief — at the Orlando massacre and the barely imaginable loss of life, and its intentional targeting of the gay community — is not separate from my fear. I fear that in the aftermath of this intentional act of … Continue reading

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Weeping & Walking & Welcoming My Inner Turtle

At dusk, an unscheduled detour and stop at the Peace Pagoda in Leverett, a place of calm for a very long time in my life. It is up a steep trail in a clearing in the woods on a hillside. … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Those Lost in the Orlando Massacre

June 14, 2016 Shriver Job Corps Devens, Massachusetts I am sad. I am mad. I am afraid. These small words keep repeating in my head and heart. We are here to give voice to our grief because of the lives … Continue reading

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When the World Is Sick: Grief at the Pulse

I mourn these beautiful dead. In my head and out loud, I cannot stop singing this song, with my voice much louder on for the second line. When the world is sick, can’t no one be well But I dreamt … Continue reading

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