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"One Morning in Louisville"

Preacher: Rev. Stephen Kendrick
Date: March 9, 2014

"During General Assembly last summer in Louisville, Kentucky, I stood on the corner of the intersection where the monk Thomas Merton (in town to see his doctor, away from his Abbey where he lived in isolation) had his famous mystical vision of the oneness of all people. He saw in the ceaseless flow of the faces in the crowd the need for him to be involved somehow in the messiness of their lives...

The journey of this great religious writer from aloneness to reengagement with the wider world is, in a way, the path many of us are on. It also gives me the chance to share with you my sense of what the true heart of UUism is--not skepticism, but everyday mysticism, openness to moments like Merton's where we sense, briefly and overpoweringly, the truth of our life."