Power

Modified on: September 30, 2020


“Are you exercising all of your power—all of your power? It can be scary to acknowledge your own power.” (UUCS member Karen Mitchell, in her meditation on voting rights today)

Alianza Spartanburg leader Dr. Araceli Hernandez-Laroche speaking at the vigil in support of Latinx immigrants at UUCS on Sunday, September 27, 2020
Alianza Spartanburg leader Dr. Araceli Hernandez-Laroche speaking at the vigil in support of Latinx immigrants at UUCS on Sunday, September 27, 2020 (Photographer, Mike Corbin)

We are more powerful than we know.

All year we have thought together about social justice; about immigration, voting justice, the work of consciousness, ecological action, and being a neighbor; about the power of dialogue; about the prophetic tradition and superheroes; about tyranny, plague, and resistance; about UU women heroes who show us the liberating potential of the liberal religious tradition; about the suffrage movement and the relentless fight for democracy; about mysticism and our deep interconnectedness with all things.

We have practiced breathing, teamwork, dialogue, and care for one another and for our community.

And we have done the work to prove what we have said: creating murals; serving tirelessly; fundraising in support of our most vulnerable neighbors; protesting racism; standing in solidarity; practicing democracy even when it hurts; and always, always, always—caring, caring, caring.

In this time of anxiety and bullying and enablers and struggle, we will pull all this together in one word—

power—

and we will claim it, we will claim our power as our own,
in service to every being with whom we share this world.

We are ready.

Scott


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