Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison.

What day is it? What month is it?

If you’re anything like me, you may have found yourself asking these questions recently. For many people, the past several months have been a time of profound disorientation, as many anchoring frameworks of life have been upended. As Ontario now faces a concerning rise in Covid cases, we face an extended period of isolating and uncertain times.

One writer recently observed that “Blursday” is an appropriate name for days that seem to bleed into one another. Meanwhile, others have noted that a long-forgotten “sin” called acedia describes a certain listlessness that many are experiencing during the pandemic. As uncomfortable as these feelings may be, they may invite us into new insight about life’s meaning and purpose.

This Sunday, we’ll counter the “November blurs” with poetry, music, reflection and the enlivening warmth of community. Then, in the afternoon at 1:00 p.m. Eastern, we’re invited to attend a national Sunday service hosted by the Canadian Unitarian Council, capping off its weekend-long conference. To watch the National Service on the CUC’s YouTube channel, follow this link. (More information is included in the item below.)

I look forward to spending time with you this Sunday.


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