Dear Members and Friends,
As we've watched the tragic events of Ferguson Missouri play out in the media over the past few months, it has now sadly drawn to a close with the end result not unlike so many scenarios witnessed in the past. Our system of justice is badly flawed when this outcome is deemed JUST.
As a religious leader one of the roles that I feel very strongly about is that of comforter, but it’s difficult to comfort or be comforted in times such as these,…Continue
As the days of summer begin to wane, and the blossoms that brightened our gardens droop their heads in wilt, we begin to acknowledge the changing season. Autumn ushers in a new slowness of being for most of us, as the tone and tempo of our lives change. Revealing itself slowly, autumn hovers around the edges of our consciousness, and when its crisp breezes are strong enough to pierce our summer clothing, we then take…Continue
I am overjoyed that on May 21, 2014, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania took one more step toward affirming the inherent dignity and worth of everyone when a federal judge struck down the ban on marriage of same sex couples. It has been my privilege to officiate the blessing of many same sex unions for Gay and Lesbian couples in Unitarian Universalist sanctuaries over the past ten years.…Continue
Most of us have probably come across the universal wisdom that the people who irritate us the most are expressing qualities that we ourselves have. This is why family members or close friends can be so annoying for so many of us, because we see ourselves in them, and vice versa. Of course this isn’t always true, but when it is, it’s a real opportunity for growth if we can acknowledge it, because it’s infinitely easier to change ourselves than it is to try to change someone else. Moreover,…Continue