PALM (PASSION) SUNDAY WISDOM “Holy Week and the journey of Lent are about an alternative procession and an alternative journey.  The alternative procession is what we see on Palm Sunday, an anti-imperial and nonviolent procession…. Holy Week, as the annual remembrance of Jesus’ last week, presents us with the always relevant question:  Which journey are…

“Hope is not ‘an opium of beyond,’ but the divine power that makes us alive in this world” – Jurgen Moltmann 27 November – 3 December 2011 Dear Meriden Congregational Church Members and Friends, Peaceful and Joyous Greetings to one and all as we begin our journey through the wondrous Season of Advent! We hope…

“If there be any truer measure of a person than what they do, it must be by what they give”  – Robert South  13-19 November 2011 Dear Meriden Congregational Church Members and Friends, Grace, Peace, & Joy to one and all during this Season of Giving Thanks for all the blessings of our lives! Especially…

“There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is LOVE, the only survival, the only meaning” – Thornton Wilder 6-12 November 2011 Dear Meriden Congregational Church “Saints,” Susan and I feel so incredibly blessed to be dwelling among the great cloud of witnesses whose lives are eternally…

“The heart overflows with gladness, and leaps and dances for the joy it has found in God. In this experience the Holy Spirit is active,  and has taught us in the flash of a moment the deep secret of joy. You will have as much joy and laughter in life as you have faith in…

They drew a line that shut me out, Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout! But love and I had the wit to win We drew a circle and brought them in.”  ― Edwin Markham 23-30 October 30 2011 Dear Meriden Congregational Church Members and Friends, Warm and cozy autumn greetings to one and all on…

“Love is Life. All, everything that we understand, we understand only because we love. Everything is, everything exists, only because we love. Everything is united by Love alone.” – Leo Tolstoy (adapted) 16-22 October 2011 Dear Meriden Congregational Church Members and Friends, Warm greetings to each of you on this chilly fall day! And heartfelt…

“Everybody needs at least one person to tell them that they are loved no matter what, and the most important thing that…baptism tells us is that God looks upon us as exquisite beings and says, ‘you are my beloved children’” – Marg Janick-Grayston 2-8 October, 2011 Dear Meriden Congregational Church Members and Friends,     …

“If we affirm that God is the circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere, then our spiritual growth can be visualized in terms of moving from the circumference to the center of God’s circle of love, so that the closer we come to the divine center, the closer we come to each…

“Peace is the absence of war, but beyond that Peace is a commodity unlike any other. Peace is security. Peace is a mindset. Peace is away of living. Peace is the capacity to transcend past hurts— to break cycles of violence and forge new pathways that say, ‘I would like to make sure we live…

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