From the Minister, Thu May 24

"Love Resists" -- a joint campaign by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee -- is worth paying attention to. Check out their website HERE.

Particularly, let me mention the work "Love Resists" is doing to organize to end the cash bail system. Here's the word:
"On any given night in the United States, more than 450,000 people who have not been convicted of a crime are locked up in jail simply because they don't have enough money to pay bail. Universalism means no one is disposable and interdependence means that none of us are truly free as long as people are in jail. Join us on Tue May 29 at 7:30 p.m. EST for a webinar to learn how the cash bail system criminalizes people for being poor. REGISTER HERE During this webinar Unitarian Universalists and others from around the country will learn about cash bail and the growing movement to end money bond and pre-trial detention. You’ll also hear stories from people impacted by this unjust system, as well as from volunteers and staff at several community bond funds. Whether you have been part of Mama’s Day Bail Out work in the past or you are new to this issue, you will leave with ideas of how you and your congregation can contribute to local and national bond funds and support the fight to #EndMoneyBail. It’s also great preparation for the UUA General Assembly #EndMoneyBail Public Witness led by Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism!"
Free on Tue evening? Spend an hour learning how others can be free.

Yours in the faith we share,

The Liberal Pulpit

Index of past sermons: HERE
Index of other reflections: HERE.
Practice of the Week. Get (and Keep) Your Life in Balance. The one area of our lives that doesn’t work so well is the one that affects us the most. That’s the area that, until it starts going better, is most important. Thus, having a system that reminds you to work on your weak areas is essential. With the various aspects of your life in balance, you’ll feel happier and more peaceful. You’ll spend less time distracting yourself from problems that could have been avoided. Rather than simply getting through each day, you’ll experience the abundance that comes from feeling you’re spending your time doing what’s truly important. READ MORE
Your Moment of Zen. Porcupine came again to Raven for a special interview and said, "A week ago I found that everything was completely open and clear to the very bottom, but last night I woke up for no reason and was filled with fear and panic. What's going on?" Raven said, "A week ago you realized that everything is completely open and clear to the very bottom, and last night you woke up filled with fear and panic." Porcupine hung his head and asked, "What should I do?" Raven said, "The context is not the practice." Porcupine thought for a moment and said...READ MORE
Zen at CUUC: Sat May 26
Let's Talk
One option: I'm at a coffee shop from 3-5pm (almost) every Tuesday until Father's Day. I invite you to drop by and visit with me. May 29: Sunshine Coffee Roasters, 1932 Palmer Ave, Larchmont. Jun 5 & 12: Starbucks, 2 South Greeley Ave, Chappaqua
Another option: Drop by the Minister's Study at CUUC. I'm in and available: Wed & Thu: 10-12 & 3-6 (through Jun 10)
Or: The Parsonage is open for drop-in visits on Fridays, 12:30-5.
Or: Call Pam (946-1660, x2) or me (352-682-8492) to make an appointment!

The two Common Reads for 2017-18: HERE. Of particular note, regarding Centering: See recommended reading HERE On the Journey, May: Truth. HERE.

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