Being Open to Learning

Dear friends,


I hope this finds you well! There is much going on in our community and things have been busy. I hope those of you who are able to make it to church on Sunday (either in person or on Zoom) enjoy your time with guest worship leader Matt Meyer – a super engaging and creative human! I will miss you all.

I shared the following reading this week with both the Committee on Ministry and the Board. I love it so much that I want to share it with you all, too!

For When I Really Don’t Want to Learn This by Elizabeth Nguyen

Spirit, I would really rather not learn this.

Didn’t think I needed to.

I thought someone else could do it. Thought a leader was coming to do it. Thought the young people could do it. Or the elders could do it. Or the professionals.

Or I don’t want to learn it ‘cause it means letting go of something I hold dear.

Letting go of being someone who knows the answers.

Letting go of being someone who doesn’t know.

Letting go of the way I see the world.

Letting go of how I might have to change.

Letting go of certainty, of logic, of facts, of control.

Of the myth t

hat you can live on this earth and not harm.

Or the myth that I can’t learn anything new.

Help me to learn it. Please.

And then help me to live what I have learned.

And do right by the gift of being taught.

May we each and all stay open to learning and may we in turn stay open to Love.

With grace and peace,

Rev. Tara