“We are on a journey towards redemption.”
“The journey towards redemption includes truth telling.”
“Speaking the truth of our own complicity is a sign of commitment and faithfulness.”
“Our liberation is collective.”
“We are called to testify with our lives.”
“We cannot show up authentically for the struggle out there if we ignore the one right here.”
These are a few of the quotes I scribbled in my program while listening to the Rev. Sofia Betancourt as she preached during the Service of the Living Tradition at our General Assembly last month in Kansas City, Missouri.
Rev. Betancourt was addressing the struggle to dismantle white supremacy and work for racial equity within the Unitarian Universalist Association. I felt encouraged by her message of hope and persistence. She reminded me that the struggles we have engaged over the recent months at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern are not ours alone; they are struggles shared by other Unitarian Universalists throughout the nation.
I was reminded that we are in this struggle together and that together we can be more and do more than any of us can in isolation.
Go well and see you in September.
Rev. Antal will be on vacation from July 22- August 4 and on Study Leave from August 5-September 4. He will return to the UUCRT pulpit on September 9.
In the event of a pastoral emergency, the Lay Commissioned Minister and Board President will be able to contact Rev. Antal or the on-call UU minister.