The Invitation to Beauty
Message by Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman
The opening words are The Inner Landscape of Beauty, by John O’Donohue.
Beauty isn’t all about just nice loveliness, like. Beauty is about more rounded, substantial becoming. So I think beauty in that sense is about an emerging fullness, a greater sense of grace and elegance, a deeper sense of depth, and also a kind of homecoming for the enriched memory of your unfolding life.
By the Limpid Stream
Composed by Friedrich Burgmuller
Performed by Carter Meints
Here in the Silence
Words: Niki and Gordon Davis
Music: FF Fleming
Used with Permission
Performed by the First UU Virtual Choir
The closing words are May Our Lives, by Chris Rothbauer.
May our lives be reflections of the beauty, peace, and joy that is possible in the world,
and may the love we find in this place sustain us as we go our separate ways.