The Gift of Mystery
Message by Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman
Moment of Perspective – Spirit, Move This With Me – AJ Fox
I’d like to share Mysteries, Yes by Mary Oliver.
Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous
to be understood.
How grass can be nourishing in the
mouths of the lambs.
How rivers and stones are forever
in allegiance with gravity
while we ourselves dream of rising.
How two hands touch and the bonds will
never be broken.
How people come, from delight or the
scars of damage,
to the comfort of a poem.
Let me keep my distance, always, from those
who think they have the answers.
Let me keep company always with those who say
“Look!” and laugh in astonishment,
and bow their heads.
Auld Lang Syne
Words: Robert Burns (1788), based on Traditional Scots
Music: Traditional Scots (set to current tune in 1799)
Winds Be Still
Words: Richard S Kimball (UUA)
Music: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (Public Domain)
The Final Reading is A Blessing, by Steve Garnaas-Holmes.
May the peace of deep belonging settle upon you,
the abundance of life’s goodness surround you,
the warmth of divine delight burn within you.
May the light of gentle wisdom guide you,
the courage of forgiveness set you free,
the wings of gratitude lift you.
May your listening deepen,
your trust in grace flourish,
your joy be unleashed.
Beloved, the Mystery envelops you,
the Wonder embraces you,
the breath of life flows through you always.