Our message is titled “Toward Healing the Heart of Democracy” and draws on the work of Quaker teacher and writer, Parker Palmer (“Healing” also seems an appropriate focus…). Please join us!
“The human heart is the first home of democracy. It is where we embrace our questions. Can we be equitable? Can we be generous? Can we listen with our whole beings, not just our minds, and offer our attention rather than our opinions? And do we have resolve in our hearts to act courageously, relentlessly, without giving up – ever – trusting our fellow citizens to join with us in our determined pursuit of a living democracy?”
~ Terry Tempest Williams, “Engagement”
And…if you happened to miss our service this past Sunday, you will find the text version of the sermon and selected readings on our website sermon archive page. As last Sunday was the last in our month-long exploration of “reverence,” we have created a resource sheet if any of you are interested in further reading.