Transcript for May 31 By Bob Kleinheksel
We imagine a gentler world as we sit side by side; we usher in new peace and understanding with our presence; we attune our minds and hearts to all others here – that the sentiment and reality of welcome and safety be known. We bring our discontentments, as well, to prompt fresh insight and change, more pervasive justice and inclusion. So much happens with our imagining and gathering. Let us not underestimate the power of a few to be active and to bring about needed action and love in this world.
We are on the way, a people and place – indeed all things known and unknown. Becoming, growing, evolving, birthing, ending, continuing. We celebrate the dynamic nature of our billions-old and expanding universe. From cells to synapses, from porpoises to higher purposes and in grace and galaxies – all are active, alive, emerging. Do we get the energy, the vibrations, the beautiful hum of the universe? God known in all things, all processes, all emergence? Might we get caught up with it just a bit more today? Evolutionary energy and possibility!
We are grateful for the passion and place of Michael Dowd, for his message and care, his voice and ability to build bridges.
We acknowledge children and all those who have guided and cared for them over the year past. Wide-eyed kids looking at the world with fascination and exuberance; for volunteers steadily giving of their time, energy and creativity. For a program engaging kids with universal values and wisdom from many traditions we are grateful.
Only change is unchanging – and each of us is a beautiful work in progress. Let us manifest God of many understandings; let us be the artwork of evolution in our brief flash upon this earthly sphere. From stardust to personification to unique and sacred lives – each of us has critical place in the context of community, in family. May we be open to new discovery, new becoming. And may we also embrace evolution as not only receiving what has been, but contributing to what shall be. Would we be co-workers, co-creators with Life itself? With God? With Creation?
We remember ones struggling to discover their place and purpose in life; we consider those without jobs, with relationships and family situations changing; all those living with cancer, countless others near and far affected by violence, greed and poverty. We release ourselves to each other and to the world, to be in synergistic service. Thank God for evolution, for Life, for love…and the ability to live and to love again this day. Amen.