Reflections 9/26/10

From The Shooting Star. Copyright 2010, Ellen Rowse Spero.  All rights reserved

First, many thanks to Paul Windt for scouring the archives this past week for the historic readings used this Sunday.


Like many Unitarian Universalists, I find inspiration in the poetry of Mary Oliver. I came across these lines from her poem, “Sometimes” in Red Bird:


Instructions for living a life:

Pay attention

Be astonished.

Tell about it.


I share these words as a prayer, meditation, or mantra for your week. Surrounded as we are by the blaze of autumn, something about this season makes me especially moved to pay attention, be astonished, and tell about it.

In faith,

Rev. Ellen

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