Posts By Buffy Boke

For Those Who Lost Their Lives in Wars

By , May 21, 2015
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Spirit of Love, be with us and be in our memories of those who have lost their lives in war. Hold all who serve in your care and keep them safe, until nations shall beat their swords into ploughshares and study war no more. Amen. (Rev. Sarah Stewart, First Unitarian Church of Worcester )

Through Many Lives

By , May 17, 2015
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Last week I realized that I will have been a Unitarian Universalist minister for 30 years as of May 26. Reading “The Layers” [i]                                                            Stanley Kunitz I have walked through many lives, some of them my own, and I am not who I was, though some principle of being abides, from which I struggle

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As Living Stones by Don Seaman

By , May 1, 2015
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Don Seaman: As Living Stones Today I want to share some of my thoughts on what underlies Freemasonry, some of that which inspires me and other men to be active in the fraternity. I want to talk about what brings me to lodge meetings month after month and year after year, but first a few

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“Only Connect”

In the Hebrew Scriptures, the story is told about Moses renewing the covenant with the people of Israel. Reading           The Low Road, by Marge Piercy Only Connect In the Hebrew Scriptures, the story is told about Moses renewing the covenant with the people of Israel. He gives them the word of their god Yahweh, and

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May Musings

By , April 30, 2015
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Back in our Vermont days, our daughter won blue ribbons one year at the county fair for vegetables she grew in the garden and eggs she collected from our flock of laying hens. This was the beginning of a beautiful friendship between Charis and the good earth. Today she has a massive garden, where she

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The Rebel Alliance v. The Empire”

By , March 29, 2015
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Reading      “Remember Gotama” by Dorothee Sölle Remember Gotama scion of a wealthy family who grew up so sheltered not to say muffled that in his eighteenth year during a walk in the park he took fright for his life never to recover he saw there four figures you too have been protected from

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April Musings

By , March 27, 2015
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The poet T. S. Eliot wrote “April is the cruelest month,” but I’ve never understood why. Here in New England April is so sweet, bringing with it the promise of warmer days after the frigid winter, bringing back the sunlight we’ve so sorely missed in bright rays beaming more directly – bringing the first flowers

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The Human Mechanism

By , March 15, 2015
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Guest Speaker and member Brian Shoemaker offered these thoughts, beginning with two readings: From The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick Hugo smiled, and then Isabelle wound up the mouse. They watched it skitter across the counter. Hugo thought about his father’s description of the automaton. “Did you ever notice that all machines are

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Selma: Fifty Years Out

By , March 8, 2015
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On February 18, 1965 in Marion, Alabama – 28 miles northwest of Selma – about 500 people left the Zion United Methodist Church in Marion and attempted a peaceful walk to the Perry County jail, about a half a block away, where a young civil rights worker names James Orange was being held. They planned

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