The Mud and Dirt of Things

Our theme for January is Renewal. It is said that the one constant in the universe is change. Our bodies renew themselves physically by replacing cells of most organs with new cells. Our minds begin life as empty vessels which grow and change with our life experiences. The elements of which we are made were once created in the hearts of stars which formed from gas and dust -- then exploded -- spreading those elements throughout the universe to come together as beings alive and able to contemplate their own natures and the natures of their universe only to be dispersed again and again in a never-ending cycle of renewal.

UU of Grants Pass describes this Sunday's sermon by Rev. Margaret Keip well: 'With life burgeoning around us, and ourselves star dust within it, we'll sing earth songs, and think big thoughts and muse on the fond fallacy that we can really throw things away.'