This sermon is an exploration of Transcendentalism, one of the intellectual movements that has informed Unitarian Universalism since it began, in the middle of the 19th Century. More than a just philosophy, Transcendentalism changed how nature and spirituality are regarded. At its core, Transcendentalism celebrates the goodness of people and the splendor of creation.
Home is where we live and make memories. It’s a particular town, city, or farm. When I get to thinking about home I can’t help but miss my family. It’s hard living so far away. But missing them isn’t just a proximity thing.
This morning we will consider America’s pastime and how it embodies the best and worst of humankind. How it shows us to be explosive, vindictive, and devilishly devoted to the win. How it shows us to be so terribly boring from time to time. But also, how it reveals us to be vessels capable of bringing people to their feet in riotous joy.
This Sunday, the children and young adults from the Religious Education (RE) program will have their questions for the minister answered. In recent weeks, participants in RE have carefully crafted several questions they hope to get an answer to. Wisdom will or will not abound.
On this Easter Sunday, a holiday regarded with skepticism by some UUs, I invite you to journey into a sacred event celebrated the world over, by millions of fragile and hopeful souls just like ours. Easter is a day that sorrow and possibility are considered. A day that considers the possibility of eternal life, what that may or may not be.