Though we stand alone as the strings of a lute,
still we may quiver with the same music; and even as the
oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow,
yet they may share a garden; so may we stand tall and
united as the pillars of the temple, that the winds
Let nothing disturb you
Let nothing frighten you
All things pass away
Only Love remains
Patience obtains all things
She who has Love lacks nothing
Love alone is enough.
Written for the launch of the LGBT+ Unitarian Voices exhibition, 2023
As we leave here today, we give thanks for the many stories of our lives, and for all those who hold us gently while we tell them.
We leave grateful for the listeners, for those who sit quietly and give us the gift of a version
May you be brought closer to your God this Lent
May your words, filled with love
Be as water to the parched tongue of the one in the desert.
May your actions, filled with good intent
Be as a pillow to one with only rocks to lay their head on.
May your thoughts of kindness,