October 16, 2011
Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern
Part 2 of 3 (for Part 1, see the 10/2 edition of the Weaving the Web).
In my vision, UUCPA is and will be:
where we learn to be better friends, citizens of the world, caretakers of creation, thinkers, parents, parents, neighbors, people.
where we bring our gratitude, and where it swells up so that it bursts out of us in laughter, tears, alleluias, amens.
where we fearlessly acknowledge all that is wrong with the world and boldly imagine how to make things right.
where we listen to each other, to the marginalized, to the far away and the long ago and the not yet born, and to the truest voices of our hearts.
where we confront every dogma — the ones we receive and the ones we promote.
where we accept and celebrate the gorgeous variety of humanity, and dissolve all categories.
where we dare.
where we learn to build to last.
where we seize on every nugget of wisdom, however unlikely the place we find it, and hold it up and share it so that everyone can have every bit of wisdom human experience can offer.
where we embody immortality by building a land full of wonders we ourselves will never witness, but in which we will live on.
where we regard all children as our hope and our responsibility.
where we regard all elders as our future selves.
where we allow no differences of theological language, spiritual practice, chosen metaphor, or life story to prevent us from walking together.
where we move again and again from false either/ors to encompassing, empowering both/ands.
where we sing the beauty of life.
Part 2 of 3 (for Part 3, see the 10/30 edition of the Weaving the Web).