Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.
By now, the initial shock of Tuesday’s U.S. election is giving way to a host of other powerful emotions. Around the world, across Canada, and certainly in our congregation, people are grappling with the meaning and the ramifications of the results. Given the tenor of the campaign and promises made by the President-Elect should he be elected, there is justifiable cause for concern. On Sunday, I’ll speak to what I believe our calling, as Unitarians—as people committed to the cause of love and justice—is in these times.
As you’ll see in the note below, there will be a gathering in Shaw Hall following Coffee Hour on Sunday for those who wish to come together for conversation about the impact of the election.
I leave you with these words from Rev. Wayne Arnason, a Canadian Unitarian minister:
Take courage friends.
The way is often hard, the path is never clear,
and the stakes are very high.
For deep down, there is another truth:
you are not alone.
In faith and love,