When someone asks us where we want to be in our lives, the last thing that...– Barbara Brown Taylor, An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith p.65
vivezvotreverite asked: Hi Rev. Naomi! I'm interested in reading some literature on UU, and I was wondering if you had any suggestions? I don't have anything specific in mind, I have a wide interest. Love the blog, btw, keep up the great work!
One of the hardest lessons that men of good will have to learn is that peace is...– Harry Scholefield, The Task is Peace: A Lenten Manual for 1955 (Unitarian Universalist, minister)
Democracy means not I am as good as you are, but you are as good as I am– Theodore Parker (Unitarian, Transcendentalist, abolitionist, reformer, minister)
What's so generous in mercy, it feels risky to...
We are called to faithfulness, not to success or practicality.– Eleanor H. Haney, The Great Commandment (1998), p.17
Yet we should pray, and prayer should be with us an habitual reality of the...– E. H. Chapin, Discourses on the Lord’s Prayer (1850) p.27 (Universalist, minister)
It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth...– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (Unitarian, editor, author, poet)
How is morality challenging respectability in your...
Morality is not respectability.– George Bernard Shaw
We have liberty to do every thing that is good and praiseworthy; every thing...– Otis Ainsworth Skinner, “Christian Liberty”, Universalist Quarterly (October 1849) p.387 (Universalist, President of Lombard University, minister, educator, editor, author)
God will not coddle and pamper me. My pathway may lead at times beside still...– Robert Cummins, Of One Flame: Lenten Meditations 1948 (Universalist, General Superintendent of the Universalist Church of America, minister)
How has the Civil Rights movement inspired you or...
If the anger of the peoples of the world at the injustice of things is to be...– The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Trumpet of Conscience p. 50
True peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice.– The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A man acting for his own happiness, if he seek it in a narrow circle of...– Hosea Ballou (Universalist, minister)
Faith must kindle the creative imagination and wrest the initiative from the...– Leslie T. Pennington, The Disciplines of Freedom, Lent 1944 (Unitarian, minister)
What are you doing in your community for...
Every day is an opportunity for us to practice liberation.– Thich Nhat Hanh, Beyond the Self: Teachings of the Middle Way (2010), p.47.
Every effort that has ever been made for the amelioration or advancement of any...– Emily Howard Jennings Stowe (Unitarian, physician, reformer, suffragist)