Belonging and the Bigger Picture
Message by Dr. Nina Barudzic
The opening words are It is all very well…, by Rev. Rod Richards
It is all very well to speak of
an interdependent web of all life
and remind us that we are all
Connected. We are.
But there are times when the loneliness
Strikes so deeply that the only
Thing of which I am
Certain is that I am
There are times when the only
piece of belonging I can feel
There are times when the interdependent web
feels like just a mess of cobwebs
in a basement
or an attic
of the abandoned house
where I live…
Times when the spirit of life and love
are just words written
in invisible ink
on a postcard to myself.
Wish you were here.
Be with me now.
Don’t try and talk me out
of how I feel
with perfect theology.
Stay beside me
and carry my hope
until I am ready to
again and be
Hear, O My People
Words: Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav
Music: L. Lewandowski
Accompanied by Eva Riebold with Live Congregational Singing
Let the Life I’ve Lived
American Spiritual, Written by Joe Carter; Arr. Andy Davis
Used with Permission
Performed by Ryan McCoy
Come, Come, Whoever You Are
Words: Adapt. from Rumi
Music: Lynn Adair Ungar
A Round for the Congregation
The closing words this morning are
That which is worthy of doing
By Steve J Crump
That which is worthy of doing, create with your hands.
That which is worthy of repeating, speak with a clear voice.
That which is worthy of remembering, hold in your hearts.
And that which is worthy of living, go and live it now.