Liberating Love Goes Upstream

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Message by Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman

Our theme for January is Liberating Love. We can think of no
better example of liberating love than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
whose legacy and inspiring wisdom will be honored on
tomorrow’s holiday. Our Opening Words are his:

“I am convinced that love is the most durable power in the
world. It is not an expression of impractical idealism, but of
practical realism.”
(1957)


“Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without
power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love
implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is
love correcting everything that stands against love.”


And from his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech:
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have
the final word in reality.”

There Is More Love Somewhere
Traditional Spiritual / arr. Adam and Matt Podd
featuring the First Unitarian Brooklyn Choir

Our Unison closing words this month come to us from the UUA Article II Proposal. We invite you all to unmute yourselves and recite them together as a joyous celebration of the messiness of doing life and love together.

“Love is the power that holds us together and is at the center of our shared values. We are accountable to one another for doing the work of living our shared values through the spiritual discipline of Love.” May it be so!

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