Opening Our Hearts to Forgiveness

© by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens   Centering Thoughts: The gates of repentance are always open and anyone who wishes to enter may enter. Exodus Rabbah 19:4 (Midrash to the Book of Exodus) When you haven’t forgiven those who’ve hurt you, you turn back against your future. When you do forgive, you start walking forward. … Continued

Following the Footsteps of a Hobbit

© by the Reverend Alison W. Eskildsen   Centering Thoughts: In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a … Continued

Love Resists

© by the Reverend Alison W. Eskildsen   Centering Thoughts: For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:14 Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and … Continued