On this day that honors our capacity to mother - to bring forth life in many forms, we focus on the stories we tell about ourselves and our beloved.
Author: Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael (Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael)
In life we face many challenges. When have you found that you have changed your perception of yourself from surviving something to that of a survivor.
We know as a people committed to justice that America is guilty on all counts of white supremacy. This is why we fight for black lives. There are too many times and too many days when that fight feels like a losing battle. We can say the names George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Daunte Wright, Adam...
Life may feel in times like it is acquisition - acquisition of moments, ideas, things... but life does not end with acquisition. It ends with an eventual and entire letting go. Here is how we reconcile ourselves to this eventual becoming.
The promise I would like to make and remake to the world is that I will witness and I will testify, that I will not cower before judgment - others or my own. This gets me into trouble. Sometimes it is 'good trouble.'
The Unitarian Universalist hymn “Oh, What a Piece of Work Are We” celebrates the capacity of humanity. It also opens the door to a contemporary chuckle… what a piece of work, indeed! Both responses are revelatory.