This morning is an opportunity to worship together with members and friends of UU Berks at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Thomas Paine (TPUUF), led by Rev. Dr. Larry Peers to explore Relentless Gifts. Don’t we often recognize many of the lessons and gifts of our life retrospectively? When we are experiencing a particular challenge, aren’t we often anxious to get through it or over it as quickly as possible? As we make meaning out of life, often we engage in a deeper conversation with our past, present, and future—all at once.
The poet, David Whyte, writes that we are often drawn to “making false choices: living only in the past, or only in the present, or only in the future, or even, living only two out of the three.” (Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words.)