Minister’s Blog

Who Are We?

Scott J. Neely

February 14, 2019

“I lived in a fascinating and wonderful and I-would-never-trade-it time that said, there are spectrums, there are permutations, there are aspects of me that I can continue to claim…. I can claim all of it, and it doesn’t have to diminish any other aspect of my identity. Queerness gave me the language for everything I know about liberation and freedom.” (Rev. angel Kyodo williams)


Scott J. Neely

February 7, 2019

So often, the simplest practices have enormous transformative effect in complex situations.

Sharing is such a practice. When we share, our human commonality connects across our very human differences. I have something to share with you, and when the time comes, you may have something to share with me. We are different, and both human. And what we share connects us.

And it creates such joy. Sharing food. Sharing laughter. Sharing books. Sharing burdens. Sharing hopes. Sharing space. Sharing beauty. Sharing time. Sharing attention.

Sharing opens us to the more we can be.

Whenever we feel the desire to grasp, to protect, to withhold–share.