Remember… the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you.
We live in challenging times. The tension of national politics and extreme weather has many of us on edge, angry, or grieving. In the times
like these, dear ones, I find myself in need of sanctuary. Perhaps you do too. I seek it to find the rest needed to stay present for all that is our world right now. For the better part of the first week of October, I’m at the Northern New England UU Minister’s Association retreat. It is good to find comfort and solidarity with other ministers. And, I am grateful for the opportunity to take time to remember the sanctuary inside myself.
Sanctuary, of course, is our Soul Matters theme for the month of October. I hope you’ll take some time to explore it with me on Sunday mornings, on your own, and in small groups. Our fellowship, too, is a sanctuary of sorts. Here, we can speak of our challenges and remember our own and one another’s dignity. Here, we can find solace in the company of each other’s kindness.
So friends, this month as the colors of fall intensify and remind us of the world’s inherent beauty, let’s gather so that we can be what’s needed for one another and for the world. We have much to celebrate together too. This month, after much good work, we will put up our Black Lives Matter Banner. It is remarkable indeed, what a group of well-meaning people can accomplish together. I am so pleased to be part of this community.