Tag Archives: Wendell Berry

Don’t Say There is No Water

The Unitarian Society, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation East Brunswick, New Jersey audio version here Let me begin in gratitude. Gratitude to be with you today. Gratitude for the air we breathe, the land upon which we find shelter. Let me … Continue reading

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Leaving Familiar, Learning to Love New Places

I’m pretty sure no one calls New Jersey a wilderness, but given that it will be new to me, given that it will be my personal next Unknown, at least for awhile, this piece of wisdom from beloved Wendell Berry … Continue reading

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Practicing Resurrection – Easter Sunrise (sermon)

As Unitarian Universalists and liberal religionists, we are not a people who tend to read the Bible literally. We understand that there is a historical context that helps us make sense of what might have been necessary, perhaps even life-saving, … Continue reading

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On Keeping (Ig)Noble Silence

At the meditation center – the Mothership I like to call it – Noble Silence is observed, even if one goes on Self Retreat, which is what I just did for three days: time on my own at the center … Continue reading

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How of Now: Holding this Earth, Our Gratitude, Our Pain (sermon)

First Parish Church of Groton, April 26, 2015  Audio version here. Perhaps you know this parable, which invites us to see with new eyes, or eyes that are willing to see newly: There once was a simple farmer who lived … Continue reading

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Cracked: The Sequel

Chapel Service Baystate Medical Center July 28, 2014 These books on the altar represent the chapel services I did not give and will not have a chance to give: God Got a Dog – about our opportunity and responsibility to embody … Continue reading

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What is Worth Saving? (sermon)

Village Church, Cummington, MA May 19, 2013 Karen G. Johnston Candidate for the Unitarian Universalist Ministry Readings A Stone Jug A bulldozer digging a pond on my mother’s family’s land unearths two stoneware jugs buried four feet in the ground, … Continue reading

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Me: [I post one of about a thousand pro-immigrant rights/justice items on my profile] FB Friend: Illegal is illegal // Call thieves Robin Hoods? // Murderers, life exchangers  //  Rapists, can’t even say it…// Karen, why is it wrong to … Continue reading

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