Hello from northern Virginia! I’m happily settling into my new position as associate minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax (uucf.org) & am glad to share with you my first sermon there. This topic takes on a special poignancy for me today as I mourn the execution of Troy Davis, whose guilt was so seriously in doubt that religious leaders from around the world intervened to try to save his life. To all who have lost their lives at the hands of governments worldwide–may they and their loved ones know peace.
Immortal Love: Why Universalism Still Matters
Our subject today is love.
Not just any kind of love—
the biggest kind of love there is:
infinite, immortal love—
the kind of love our religious ancestors felt and believed in,
an active love that loves every person and everything that is,
a love that will not settle for anything less
than peace in every heart
and justice in every land.
This is the kind of love that burst the bounds
of the religious world of our ancestors many years ago.
It still has the power to transform us and our world,
if we let it. Continue reading