The 1940 Services of Religion for use in the Churches of the Free Spirit (the first joint Unitarian and Universalist hymnal) contains the following prayer: We remember our enemies, if there be any who have injured us or cherish hatred against us. We pray thee to turn their hearts and ours, that we may live peaceably with all [people]. If there be any whom we have wronged, move us to make amends and seek forgiveness at their hands, and may we freely forgive all who have wronged us.
Today, we consider what forgiveness can entail, among ourselves and in our community and nation.
What can we do, individually and together, "to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, ... promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity"?
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Southern Maryland and the Patuxent Friends Meeting join in a candlelight Christmas Eve service at the Meetinghouse, 12175 Southern Connector Boulevard, Lusby, MD 20657-2856.
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Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. at the Hollywood Recreation Center, 24400 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood MD 20636
"I have a dream that ... little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Marching onward, together.
(UUs at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, August 2013)