Posts with the tag “fear-of-death”
A Time to Turn - October 6, 2019
by FPUU Admin on October 6th, 2019
"Confessing our sins is not a “woe is me” action; it is not an act of self-flagellation. It is a clear-eyed assessment of our power to help and heal and make whole ourselves and the world, of the ways we have not taken up the power which is ours, and of the ways we will move into our power more fully in the new year ahead. Confessing our sins is an act of hope, promise, and strength. It demonst...
Flowers in the Crypt - October 29, 2017
by FPUU Admin on October 29th, 2017
"Halloween invites us to embody and engage our fear of death and that’s why we celebrate it here in church every year on the Sunday before All Souls Day: The Universalist All Souls Day assures us that those we love who have died are still part of the love which holds us all, whatever each of us may believe about what happens after death. The pagan Halloween reminds us that though we too must cro...
Choose Your Mask - Sunday October 25, 2015
by FPUU Admin on November 22nd, 2015
Imagine what it was like for the first people who realized they could react differently to death on All Hallows’ Eve. Instead of hiding in fear, they could look Death in the face, or more exactly, wearing masks, they could look through the face of Death. What might it have been like walking those empty streets, feeling immune to the threat of the real returned dead who would have assumed you wer...
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