Category: Rev Katie’s Animas View

How We Acknowledge What Matters

“To live in this world
you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it
against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go.”
-Mary Oliver

Dear Ones,

On Monday the death toll from COVID-19 … read more.

Listening for the Sound of the Genuine

There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine….

Dear Ones,

This morning marks Ash Wednesday, not typically an important religious date for most Unitarian Universalists except that it notes the beginning of Lent, and for some, this … read more.

Once to Every Soul and Nation

“Once to every soul and nation comes the moment to decide…” – James Russell Lowell

Dear Ones,

Last night as I reviewed the news of the day, I heard the resonant voice of the senate chaplain, Barry Black. As part of his prayer for … read more.

Rev Katie’s Animas View: “Long Haul People” by Rudy Nemser

Long Haul People by Rudy Nemser

You find them in churches
when you’re lucky;
other places too, though I mostly
only know ecclesiastical varieties.
Long haul people
upon whose shoulders
(and pocketbooks and casseroles
and daylight/nighttime hours)
a church is built and maintained
after the brass is tarnished and
cushions need re-stitching.
They pay their pledges full … read more.