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Opening Words: “We gather together in this space to honor and understand our lives.

We gather together in this space to honor and understand our lives. We bring our pasts and would share them, our dreams and would express them.

We use words, song, silence, and gesture. Words cannot define our lives, but they enable us to reach out to each other, to tell and to listen, that we may be renewed, connected, unburdened.

Apprehend with wonder the lives of those around you, for "from wonder into wonder existence opens."

Quoting Lao Tzu

Source:

1997 UUMA Worship Materials Collection; altered

Copyright: The author has given Unitarian Universalist Association member congregations permission to reprint this piece for use in public worship. Any reprints must acknowledge the name of the author.

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Last updated on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

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