The Spirituality of Resistance

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With Music:

We Begin Again in Love
Words: Robert Eller-Issacs
Music: Les Kleen
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The opening words are For All That Is Our Life, by Liz Weber.

Spirit of Life,
help us to be present with all that is our life,
both our deepest sorrows and our greatest joys,
so that we can truly live:
engaging fully in our own life and in our community.
Spirit of Community,
Help us know how linked we are,
how each one of our cares touches us all.
Help us to ask for support when we are in need,
and offer our support to others when we are able,
so that we may rest in the solace of one another’s love.
Spirit of Love,
And help us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves,
so that we might fully embody love and resist hatred.
Spirit of Resistance,
help us to stick up for what is right,
even when we are tired or afraid.
Help us to dream of the world as it should be
and act to bring that world about.
Help us to find hope each day.
Spirit of Hope,
Help us through this day and each day.
Help us to be present for all that is our life.
For all this we pray;
amen and blessed be.

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Words: v.1 Robert Robinson
v. 2-3 Eugene B. Navias
Music: John Wyeth, Repository of Sacred Music, 1813
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Clair de Lune
Music: Claude Debussy
Performed by Carter Meints

Rejoice in Spring
Revecy Venir du Printans by Claude Le Jeune
Arr. John Prescott
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Performed by the First UU Choir

The Final Reading is Share Your Glorious Light with the World by James Morison.

Within each of our hearts there is a most glorious light.
Go forth, and let its spark help you understand what troubles both you and others;
Go forth, and let its light of reason be a guide in your decisions;
Go forth, and bring its ray of hope to those in need of help in both body and spirit, that they may find healing;
Go forth, and fan the flames of passion to help heal our world;
Go forth, and spread the warm glow of love, pushing back the darkness of the world;
Go forth, and share your glorious light with the world.

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