Khalil Gibran says, “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” This morning we will explore how the light of the heart's beauty can help to create a better world. This service will also celebrate the beauty that our religious education teachers, helpers, and mentors bring to light, and we will take our collection for our congregation's social justice programming.
Today's service is a celebration of the beauty of the universe.
Traditional Western ideals of beauty tend to emphasize symmetry, orderliness, and harmony. Eastern worldviews center beauty on transience and imperfection, known as wabi sabi in Japanese. This morning we explore how wabi sabi beauty might enlarge our appreciation of our world.
This service in inspired by the word “centering “which is an open UU-compatible word that can cover many forms of meditation or prayer. It is also based on a comment made by Rev. Fees that there must be many centers. The word “center” will be used for those things that truly matter, those things that give meaning to worship and to life.
This Sunday we will explore what it means to make space in our minds and hearts for what is already there through reflection, music, and a Glitter Blessing.