My friend's wedding
We were there because my friend and his partner will be married in the church in a few weeks. They've asked me to officiate and wanted to show me the church. (Here in Massachusetts, you can get a one-day license to perform a marriage.)
The ceremony will be filled with music, including selections with the Boston Gay Men's Chorus (which my friend belongs to), and my address as officiate will be short so I only have to be profound for about five minutes. And, I finally figured out what I’m going to wear. I can't wait!
Yesterday's service included the Unitarian Universalist Affirmation and Covenant, which I thought I'd share today:
Love is the spirit of this congregation,
And service is our gift.
This is our great covenant:
To dwell together in peace,
To speak our truths in love,
And to help one another.
Simple, to the point. I liked it.
So much of the spiritual journey is taken up with internals—discovery about who we are and who God is. The flip side of the coin, I believe, is how we express what we've discovered to others. Do we love as we are loved? Do we accept as we want to be accepted? Do we serve as we'd like to be served?
I can't always answer "yes" to all those questions. On a good day, though, I know I've tried.
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