Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison.
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in
your heart and try to love the questions themselves…”
These words, written by Rainer Maria Rilke in 1903 as he corresponded with a young poet, can be very useful to us today no matter what our personal circumstances. In spiritual teachings old and new, we’re invited to be patient with unanswered questions. Also, the Jewish holiday of Passover, beginning this weekend, is a special opportunity for many to reflect on themes of time, patience and living through uncertainty.
Needless to say, the skill of “living the questions” is an acquired one! We’re fortunate, though, to have many wise teachers who guide us along the path—and companions to join us. During Sunday’s service, we’ll welcome our newest members of First Unitarian Congregation.
As I return from a six-week sabbatical break, I’m grateful to have had an interval for reading, writing and reflection. I look forward to being with you on Sunday.
With love and blessings,