Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison.
“Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief…”
These words from The Talmud, featured in Rev. Shawn’s sermon last Sunday, can be helpful as we hope to lead ethical and meaningful lives in light of the climate crisis. On Sunday, I’ll open the service with a new, original hymn composed for First Unitarian based this inspiring Jewish text, which both honours our limits and frees us to care for the world.
Central in our service, the Green Sanctuary Group will bring us up to date on its ongoing work, in particular its local efforts to preserve the Duffins Creek wetlands, and we’ll hear wisdom from teachers old and new, who reveal how we as human beings are fully and completely interwoven with Earth or Gaia, and how this awareness can provide depth and meaning to our lives at this significant time.
As well, Team Generosity will continue to bring its message of hope, inspiration and mutual support as First Unitarian continues our annual pledge drive.
I hope you’ll join us on Sunday, as together we look ahead to Earth Day on April 22nd, seeking ways we can deepen our connections with the Earth and each other.
With love and blessings,