From the WUUC Worship Team
The May 2020 theme for worship, RE, and small groups at WUUC is: What Does It Mean to be a People of THRESHOLDS?  Our monthly themes and resource materials come from Soul Matters Sharing Circle, a network of Unitarian Universalist congregations.  A small sample of thoughts about thresholds from Soul Matters:

  • If you go back to the etymology of the word “threshold,” it comes from “threshing” which is to separate the grain from the husk. So the threshold in a way, is a place where you move into more critical and challenging and worthy fullness.   John O’Donohue
  • What if the true invitation of a threshold is not to successfully move from here to there, but instead just to sit and pause? What if thresholds help us “become” by asking us just to “be” for a while?  Less traveling and more listening. The Rev. Sara LaWall writes, “a threshold is a space to imagine a new way, a new self. Not moving or pushing but sitting and cultivating…the goal is to allow you space and time to reflect on your past, present and future. To imagine a new beginning.”
  • At that moment of realization, a threshold is crossed. The idea, the dream, the recognition suddenly takes on gravity.  And that gravity creates an inevitability that transforms us, sometimes, whether we like it or not. What seemed unthinkable becomes thinkable.  Once that realization has emerged, you can either honor or ignore it, but you cannot forget it. What has become known cannot become unknown again.    Gary Zukav

Here are some wise words on Thresholds to ponder this month:

  • Those who stand at the threshold of life always waiting for the right time to change are like a person who stands at the bank of a river waiting for the water to pass so they can cross on dry land.   Joseph B. Wirthlin
  • Our only security is our ability to change.   John Lilly
  • The purpose of the journey is compassion.   The return is seeing the radiance everywhere.  Joseph Campbell
  • The truth is, indeed, that love is the threshold of another universe.  Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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