February 3, 2019

St. Mary: A Reflection on Direct Experience and Wonder

This morning we honor the life of the poet Mary Oliver and we reflect on her work in light of the first source of Unitarian Universalism: ‘Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces that create and uphold life.’

The following works of Mary Oliver are read during the service:

"Morning Poem"

"Why I wake Early"

"The Gift"

"Where Does the Temple Begin, Where Does It End?"

"The Lily"

"When Death Comes"