Monthly Archives: February 2015

Your Monday Blessing: The Fix

The Fix I’m on my second glass of New Year’s Eve, and not as young as I used to be, but old enough for old friends. The nymphs course through the living room, shrieking the wordless songs of ecstasy, while … Continue reading

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Wisdom Speaks to the Poet

Know that I have carved into perfection To make the holy wanting of your mouth. Proclaim your jagged blessing to the skies, And let the silence work to round it out.

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On the Fifth Snow Day of the Season

Perhaps the mystery is preparing us For the day everything is cancelled forever, And assuring us that, Though it is certain To be a massive inconvenience, It can, in its simple way, be quite Beautiful. Peace surrounds us.

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You Monday blessing: Valentine’s

The miracle is not that God (or whatever eternal forces conspire to take the form of your granddaughter Sophie) sent you a Valentine’s card. The miracle is that God, even now, trembles on tenterhooks, awaiting your response.

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When the Equations Found God

Physicists were floored last week when, working through the mathematics of a few kinks in quantum irregularity, the equations, all of a sudden, proved the existence of God. God, it turned out, is five-foot-seven, and female, though he wears a … Continue reading

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Sermon: “A Few Practical Suggestions for Falling in Love with the Mystery”

“A Few Practical Suggestions for Falling in Love with the Mystery” Rev. Bob Janis-Dillon, delivered at the Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington’s Crossing 2/8/2015 “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you … Continue reading

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Your Monday blessing: The Salt of the Earth

You are the salt of the earth, Keeper of life, Carrier of the earth’s wisdom. You add the flavor of earth, your mother, And of sky, your father, To all the proceedings. Merely by being present, You extend the life … Continue reading

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