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Letter from the Minister: April 16, 2024


As we gather in this sacred space throughout this ever-changing spring, let us reflect on the profound interconnectedness that binds us not only to one another but to the very earth beneath our feet. In a world that often celebrates individualism, it is essential to recognize the beauty and necessity of our interconnectedness – a truth echoed in the wisdom of both ancient teachings and modern understanding.

The Earth, our shared home, speaks to us in whispers carried on the breeze and in the gentle rustle of leaves. It reminds us that we are not solitary beings but integral parts of a vast and intricate web of life. Just as the roots of a tree draw sustenance from the soil and branches reach towards the sky, so too are we nourished by the bonds we share with each other and with the natural world.

In our quest for connection, let us not overlook the significance of community – the groups to which we belong, whether they be families, friends, or congregations like ours. Within these circles, we find strength, support, and a sense of belonging that sustains us through life’s joys and challenges. As poet John Donne famously wrote, “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.”

Yet, in embracing community, let us also resist the temptation to lose ourselves in the collective. Each one of us is a unique and irreplaceable drop in the sea of humanity, with our own gifts, perspectives, and contributions to offer. Just as every drop plays its part in shaping the ocean’s vast expanse, so too do our individual actions and choices ripple outwards, influencing the world around us in ways both seen and unseen.

In the spirit of interdependence, let us strive to cultivate a deeper connection – to the Earth, to one another, and to the inherent worth and dignity of every being.

Let us recognize that our fates are intertwined, and that only by working together with humility, compassion, and a shared sense of purpose can we hope to build a more just and sustainable world for generations to come.

As we go forth from this place, may we carry with us the knowledge that we are never truly alone – that we are, in the words of poet Walt Whitman, “not contain’d between my hat and boots,” but rather part of something far greater than ourselves.

May we walk lightly upon the Earth, guided by love, and grounded in the knowledge that we are all inextricably connected.

Rev Will