Jesus shared that he himself, was “bread come down from heaven.” The gathered crowd was significantly impressed with his preaching. However, they asked, “Is not this Joseph’s son?” In other words: wait a minute! Isn’t this the kid we saw growing up in the neighborhood? Now he seems too big for his britches. On Easter Sunday Unitarian Universalists proclaim that we all have power to rise up with sustaining love and courage, again and again and again.
Did you ever play a game of hide and go seek and realize you really wanted to be found? It happens in my house. Sometimes the person hiding sticks out a toe or makes a little noise. In life we all want to be found and to find. At USG Community Day – and on all days – we recognize those encounters as opportunities for bonding with others, growing spiritually and helping to make the world a better place.
Ever since the cavemen (and cavewomen!) human beings have searched for meaning and purpose. As Unitarian Universalists, with heart and intellect, Humanism has richly informed our religious tradition since our founding. Humanism continues helping us live with extraordinary purpose in knowing we are alive and we will die.
For 150 years people have given of themselves in making the dream of our congregation come to life. This is not your dream. This is not my dream. Collectively we inherited this dynamic and life saving congregation. Those who went before us bequeathed this collective dream of building beloved community with compassion, service and empowerment. What kind of steward of the dream are you?