Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Anniversary Reflections

Today is the third anniversary of my ordination as a Unitarian Universalist minister. It was a magical, love filled evening.

Surrounded by close to 300 friends, family, colleagues, and congregants, I was charged to:

"Speak the truth with love, to listen with sensitivity and compassion, to provide support and offer a prophetic voice to the world with courage and humility; to search for the sacred in all people, and to allow them to see the divine in you and in one another.

I'm trying. I love being a minister, and despite the nearly nine years it took me to answer my call, and the seven years of study and preparation to be a minister, I feel so blessed to do the work I do in the world. I am grateful to all those who support me in this journey.

The offering music at the ordination was a UU hymn called "Fire of Commitment." I love these words:

"When the fire of commitment sets our mind and soul ablaze,
When our hunger and our passion
meet to call us on our way,
When we live with deep assurance
of the flame that burns within
Then our promise finds fulfillment
And our future can begin."

I hope you feel that flame. I feel blessed that I do.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are a very fortunate woman...may the force be with you...