A Religious Liberal Blog

This site hopefully can provide some vehicle by which I can comment, complain, and once in a while praise the state of religion in this country and around the world from a liberal protestant perspective.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

I came across this reading from the 1964 UU Hymnal, Hymns for the Celebration of Life. Seemed appropriate for today.

Let us withdraw from the cold and barren world of prosaic fact, if only for a season: That we may warm ourselves by the fireside of fancy, and take counsel of the wisdom of poetry and legend.

Blessed are they who have vision enough to behold a guiding star in the dark mystery which girdles the earth; Blessed are they who have imagination enough to detect the music of celestial voices in the midnight hours of life.

Blessed are they who have faith enough to contemplate a world of peace and justice in the midst of present wrong and strife; Blessed are they who have wisdom enough to know that the kingdom of heaven is close at hand, and that all may enter who have eyes to see and ears to hear and hearts to understand.

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