Rev. Peter's Poem for June and This Sunday

Our month long Spiritual Theme for June is "Beauty"

"Still Life" by Rev. Peter Friedrichs is our poem for June 

A clutch of apricots in slanting light 
nestles in a stoneware bowl. 
Four glowing eggs, washed in sunset tones.
Their brilliance brags of summer’s ease, 
and savoring a lover’s kiss, whose taste 
long-lingers on the lips.
 
But what about the bowl itself? 
The simple dish that cradles these 
raucous globes with unobtrusive ease? 
Graceful, yes, but modest, too.
It strikes an unassuming pose.
Not the actors, but the stage
on which the play unfolds.
 
How much we strive to be the sun, 
the lavish fruit, at least a waxing moon. 
What if, instead, we sought 
to be the bowl, all quiet strength. 
And – humbly, daily – invited  
Beauty to find a home in us. 

This Sunday June 23: "Beauty: Betwix and Between"; Antonia Bell-Delgado

What do we do when we aren’t quite there yet? Do we worry? Do we push studiously onward? Do we dream about the future and reminisce about the past? There is a preciousness in the moments of in between. There is a beauty to be explored. We will explore the beauty of liminal spaces this Sunday, Beauty: Betwixt and Between.

Antonia Bell-Delgado is a second-year seminarian at Meadville Lombard Theological School. Antonia is an Aspirant for Ministry in the Unitarian Universalist Association. Xe is also a Learning Fellow at the Church of the Larger Fellowship and an Intern Chaplain at Paoli Hospital. In the fall, Antonia will be the Intern Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, New Jersey. Antonia’s home congregation is First Unitarian Church of Wilmington, De. Xe is one of their sponsored seminarians. Antonia is a genderqueer person whose pronouns are Xe (ze) and Xyr (zer).  Xe is married to xyr wife, Carmen and has two children, Kerri and Everett. Xe has one grandchild Yamariz (Yah-Mar-Eez).

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