Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.
I take as my sermon title this week the title of poet (and Unitarian) May Sarton’s poem, “Now I Become Myself.” In the poignant phrases that follow, she speaks to the journey at the heart of being human—the quest to become who we are. She also speaks of letting go, our theme for this month:
Now I become myself. It's taken
Time, many years and places;
I have been dissolved and shaken,
Worn other people's faces…
This week, I’ll explore what it means to become our true selves, in large part by our letting go of the idea that we can go it alone.
In faith and love,