I have a coverless, water-stained copy of an Unitarian Universalist meditation from when I served as an interim minister in that denomination in the early eighties. It is 73 Voices Chris Raible and Ed Darling, Editors. (Check out the UUA Bookstore for a whole list.)
Today I share one of my very favorite pages.
Assurance -John Corrado
Be gentle with yourself;
Life has no erasers – but life is okay, too.
Don’t wait for forgiveness.
The only forgiveness you get
is that you take.
Don’t be afraid.
Say “yes” in spite of the temptation to say “no.”
Be a healer.
Address the world with wonder. Engage it with courage:
Daring love Daring trust Daring hope.
Open your soul as if
it were a window
Letting the sun shine in
and letting the light of yourself out.
You can do it.
We can do it.
So let’s do it!