Baker’s Dozen – Quotes and the Big UU Question
People love quotes! So here are our first 13 episodes and all their quotes!
Additionally you’re going to hear everybody’s answer to the BIG QUESTION: As a religious denomination how are Unitarian Universalists and Unitarians uniquely positioned to make a difference in the world?
How many have similar ideas when it comes to how UUs can make a difference?
I had thought about including why the quotes inspire them but realized the episode would end up being too long. Please refer back to the podcast episode so you can hear more about why the quote inspires them.
For all you quote collectors, feel free to copy and save them.
Rev. Rina Shere – Examine Yourself First – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“Another glorious Sierra day in which one seems to be dissolved and absorbed and sent pulsing onward we know not where. Life seems neither long nor short, and we take no more heed to save time or make haste than do the trees and stars. This is true freedom, a good practical sort of immortality.” —John Muir
from the song Thanksgiving Eve by Bob Franke:
What can you do with your days
But work and hope
Let your dreams bind your work to your play
What can you do with each moment of your life
But love til you’ve loved it away
Our deepest Fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. – Mary Ann Williamson
“It is easy to forget how full the world is of people, full to bursting, and each of them imaginable and consistently mis-imagined.” – John Green, Paper Towns
Rev. Meg Riley
Adrienne Rich wrote, in her book of prose, What Is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics:
“What if” is the first revolutionary question, the question the dying forces don’t know how to ask. – Adrienne Rich
Rev. Melanie Davis
The Miracle of Right Thought
By Orison Swett Marden
“Do not be afraid to demand great things of yourself. Powers which you never dreamed you possessed will leap to your assistance.”
Rev. Joe Cherry
“If we have any hope of improving the world and ourselves we must be bold enough to step into our discomfort, brave enough to be clumsy there, and loving enough to forgive ourselves and each other. May we as a people of faith be so bold, so brave, and so loving.” – Rev. Joe Cherry
Rev. Renee Ruchotzke
“There is no path to God that bypasses your neighbor.” – Jesse Cavalier
Rev. Susan Ritchie
“I think there’s no greater sign of God’s goodness and forgiveness than that the church is allowed to exist.” – Ann Dillard
Rev. Steve Dick
“Fixing and helping create a distance between people, an experience of difference. We cannot serve at a distance. We can only serve that to which we are profoundly connected, that which we are willing to touch. Fixing and helping are strategies to repair life. We serve life not because it is broken but because it is holy. Serving requires us to know that our humanity is more powerful than our expertise” – Rabbi Rachel Naomi Remen
Amy Collins, CLL
“He drew a circle that shut me out-
Heretic , rebel, a thing to flout.
But love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle and took him In ! –Edwin Markham
Rev. Scott Tayler
“Whatever we can do, or dream we can do, let us begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it. May we ever be bold in our living and loving.”- Closing words of First Unitarian Church of rochester NY, adapted from Goethe
Final Credits: music thanks to:
“Carefree”, “Open Those Bright Eyes”, “Sweeter Vermouth”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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