Extreme Home Makeover

Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison.

Fall Leaves Every year, we watch the transformation take place. The green leaves around us turn gold, red and brown, and finally fall from the trees. Many of us remark on what a beautiful time of year it is—even as we feel wistful, or even apprehensive, about the coming winter.

As the spiritual writer Elizabeth Lesser remarked: “How strange that the nature of life is change, yet the nature of human beings is to resist change.”

In our personal lives and communities right now, we’re undergoing a profound amount of change. Even if we’re managing fairly well, we may find ourselves resisting changes that are needed and transformation that is possible.

Fortunately, Unitarian Universalism, along with other religious traditions, affirms the inherent worth of being itself—an “enoughness” that can sustain us even through the most significant transitions. In fact, it may be the experiences of loss and upheaval that invite us to grow.

Sometimes we choose the timing of our “extreme home makeovers” and other times they’re thrust upon us. Either way, they can be among the most important and meaningful times of our lives.

I hope you’ll join us on Sunday for inspiration, music and connection to carry us in this season of change.


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