Imprisoned Lightning (homily; 120205)

Statue of Liberty Torch

Imprisoned Lightning
Service  celebrated at the First Unitarian Church of Hobart, Indiana, on 05 February  2012
Rev.  Chip Roush

OPENING WORDS
One of my favorite poets, Wislawa Szymborska, died last Wednesday, of lung cancer. These are excerpts of her poem, Psalm:

“How leaky are all the borders
we  draw around our separate nations!
How  many clouds cross those boundaries
daily without even paying the toll!
How much desert sand
simply sifts from country to country,
or how many mountain pebbles
hop down slopes onto foreign turf just like that!
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vm: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

This week we celebrate the birthday of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, who wrote, “El no esperar alguno / me sirve de consuelo; / que también es alivio / el no buscar remedio.” (translated by Alan S. Trueblood: “It’s some consolation / to be expecting none: / there’s relief to be found / in seeking no cure.”)  So may ~read more~

vm: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

This week we celebrate the birthday of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, the first feminist in the Americas. Born in 1648 (or  1651), just outside Mexico City, she became a nun and a scholar, and defended the right of women to be educated.

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