Posts with the tag “joy”
The Struggle and the Joy - June 14, 2020
by FPUU Admin on June 17th, 2020
Pamela Barz reflects on sustaining ourselves for the long struggle for justice - with joy. Read the sermon here: http://cloud2.snappages.com/5624a7c26130d73fd8bc02853fb40190b5aa1249/The Struggle and the Joy - June 14, 2020.pdf...
The Joy of Friendship - February 24, 2019
by FPUU Admin on February 24th, 2019
When it comes to love, the English language is impoverished. We have one word to describe our feelings for our significant other, our child, and our best friend – not to mention our favorite activity, vegetable, or vacation spot! The ancient Greeks had 6 words: eros – “romantic love”; storge – “love for family”; agape – “love for everyone”; philautia – “love of self;” and philia – “deep friend...
The Warmth of Joy - February 10, 2019
by FPUU Admin on February 10th, 2019
"How would it change how we understand ourselves and one another, how we understand our world, if things weren’t divided into good and bad, before and after, reward and punishment, but just all that is with joy suffusing everything?" Read the entire sermon here: ...
This Delight-Filled Universe - February 3, 2019
by FPUU Admin on February 3rd, 2019
Joy is not of our own creating nor can it come when called. Joy bursts on us when we do not expect it – in response to a chord of music, the sight of a soaring bird, connecting to another’s heart. Unlike happiness which comes from an awareness of ourselves and our surroundings, in joy we lose the boundary of self and merge with the music, the bird and the sky, the snow-lit world, the oth...
"When Fear Cramps Your Heart" - Sunday December 23, 2018
by FPUU Admin on December 23rd, 2018
The angels don’t call us to a life without fear – that is not humanly possible – and some fears are appropriate ... Rather, the angels remind us not to be bound by our fears .... They remind us when we feel fear to take a breath and consider its cause and its effect. Is it a fear coming from wisdom and intuition or a fear coming from a sense of loss or losing control? Is the effect of the fear ...
An Extravagance of Roses - May 3, 2015
by FPUU Admin on June 1st, 2015
To go beyond the normal bounds in our gifts to ourselves, to those we love, and to the world at large is never a bad or wasteful thing if our extravagance overflows from love and joy. Instead of silencing that exuberance, we might do better silencing the voices which would have us see joy and duty as opposed. For they are not opposed. It is our duty to nurture joy, Read the whole sermon here:...
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