Assurance of Pardon

Over and over again in the gospels we find Jesus face to face with a person in need of healing, in need of reconciliation with God, a person whose soul is burdened.

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Holy Is My Birth (Refrain)

From the Boundless Life collection

Holy is my birth and sacred is my mother.

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Give Me Warmth (Benediction)

From the Boundless Life collection

Give me warmth in my loving,
Strength through forgiving,
Peace in my being,
Today and all my life.

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Intercessory Responses

From the Boundless Life collection

Leader: Creator God to you we pray; –
All: Help us hear your children’s cry.
Leader: Most joyful God to you we pray; ‑
All: Help us share your children’s joy.

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Congregational Alleluias

From the Boundless Life collection

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Amen.

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We give thanks for the plants

From the Boundless Life collection

We give thanks for the plants,
Give thanks for the creatures
Whose flesh supplies this meal.

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Prayer/Meditation Responses

From the Boundless Life collection

In silence now we join to pray
Listening to the God within.
May rich discernment shape our prayers
As we learn from cosmic laws.

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To You, O God, We Offer

From the Boundless Life collection

To You, O God, we offer
Our life force and its power,
Your liveliness within us,
Our spirit’s fragrant flow’r.

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Nothing Creates Something

The spirit lives
in the vast emptiness,
in silence,
in formlessness,

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I Am Dancer (Refrain)

From the Boundless Life collection

I am dancer, I am free,

I am see-er and I see,

I am mystery, I am me.

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The Muslims We Aren’t Hearing About. Interview with Progressive Muslim Huffington Post writer, Ro Waseem.

I am excited to talk today to Ro Waseem, writer for the Huffington Post and founder of Quranalyze It. Ro is a leading voice for the progressive Muslim movement, and I think many followers of progressive faiths and philosophies around the world would be interested to learn a little bit more about the progressive Muslim movement; especially given our common appreciation of interfaith ecumenism, as well as the challenges our world is currently facing.

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We Eat and Drink

From the Boundless Life collection

We eat and drink these fruits of earth that love may grow

between us all, between us all.

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God the One forever making

From the Boundless Life collection

God the One forever making
All the old into the new,
Source of all creative passion
Found in each emerging view,

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From the womb of Mother Earth

From the Boundless Life collection

From the womb of Mother Earth
We are brought by God to birth
With creative tenderness
Through God’s loving life caress.

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Can Human Civilization Truly Live Long and Prosper as Mr. Spock Suggested?

In the wake of Leonard Nimoy’s passing this week, I want to ask a very important question; which is whether we humans, as co-inhabitants of our planet Earth, can truly figure out a way to live a long …

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Love Stays, Everything Else Fades

Bittersweet
bitter
sweet
pain is
plain

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Within Christ’s complex heart and mind

From the Boundless Life collection

Within Christ’s complex heart and mind
Three streams emerged and joined as one:
The man who spoke with prophet’s fire
Showed mother-love and childlike fun.

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Beyond all words

From the Boundless Life collection

Beyond all words that we can form,
Beyond all thoughts that we can share,
The message of our touch conveys
A world beyond all hate and fear.

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