The Path of Vulnerability
Message by Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman
Moment of Perspective – I Choose When I Share My Vulnerabilities – AJ Fox
Let’s listen now to the words of Rev. Jone Johnson Lewis:
May we have the courage to open ourselves to the pleasures and wounds of life.
May we have the strength to be open and honest with ourselves and others even when it is difficult.
May we have the wisdom to understand that when we travel through the mist of uncertainty, openness and vulnerability make it more possible to find the way through that mist.
To be open and vulnerable is to be alive.
Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
Words and Music: African American spiritual
Do Not Walk Behind Me
Music: Bradley Maxim
Words: Albert Camus (adapted)
Used with Permission
Performed by the Virtual First UU Choir
There is a Balm in Gilead
Words and Music: African American Spiritual, Slavery Period
Arr. Nolan Williams, Jr.
One License (for arrangement)
If Every Woman in the World
Words: Karen MacKay v. 1, Nancy Nordlie v. 2-4
Music: Karen MacKay
Arr.: Jerome Kyles, ed. Nancy Nordlie
I’d like to share the words of Rev. Scott Tayler, Vulnerability is a Doorway.
As we go, may we remember that we were never meant to make it through this life alone.
Vulnerability is a doorway, friends.
Those wounded and tender pieces of ourselves
help us return to each other.
What seems wounded or unworthy, when shared,
becomes our strength.
May it be so.