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Gender expression sexual orientation davis california world: Welcome to this inclusive community that strives to affirm those in all different identities gender expression sexual orientation racial economic location and ability level you are welcome here i have some words from reverend barbara marriage i found these in the meditation manual bless all who serve standstill we are all striving to be as faithful as we can be to the truth that we understand no more is required it is time you bless others into our world the hard part is taking in the love it's time somebody told us that we are.
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- Welcome to sunday sermons and other recordings from unitarian universalist church of davis california please visit our website at w.w. org for further information. Welcome to this inclusive community that strives to affirm those in all different identities gender expression sexual orientation racial economic location and ability level you are welcome here i have some words from reverend barbara marriage i found these in the meditation manual bless all who serve standstill we are all striving to be as faithful as we can be to the truth that we understand no more is required it is time you bless others into our world the hard part is taking in the love it's time somebody told us that we are. And it's time we believed it. The chalices lead within our souls each time that we pray for vision long for healing forgive our enemy comfort our neighbor and feed a four justices day in his life are hope and compassion are renewed and the covenant will ties that bind each to all become clear. No south or north only a world to greet and bless was still more light all men i would like to wish a happy mother's day to all of the moms grand mom's daughter's son's grandchildren foster mom's steph moms adoptive mom's men that are in a mom's roll and anyone else they miss with her great-granddaughter and don't let anyone. This reading is found that apparent in the name of allah the beneficent and merciful praise be to the wisdom of the universe who has created us and made us into tribes and nations that we may know each other not that we may despise each other and trust in god for god is one who hears and knows all things and the servants of god most gracious are those who walked on the earth and humility and when we address them we say peace. When i realized. Did i signed up to preach on mother's day. I was nervous. It's a complicated holiday. One which the much-beloved anne lamott told facebook she hates for it's in authenticity. And disregard for how children might actually feel. How mothers might feel. I couldn't imagine standing up here and ignoring the stories of so many people by only talking about loving heterosexual cisgender women. Who have the capability of showing off children they have raised to great heights nurturing them into strong beings even with the messiness of life. It's an important role to honor the one of mother. But it's not always a safe one. Nor is it even relevant to everyone's lives. Sure we all spent time in womb space. But not even that is created equal. All the stories that we hold in ourselves. They aren't always ones we want to revisit. And they make us who we are. Who we are is worth acknowledging. As we do the best we can each day. And try to learn how to do better next time. I'm going to try and make church on mother's day a safe space by blessing the different stories and identities among us. I also need your help with this because you are part of this community. So if you would join me by saying we honor your experience. After i give different examples. Those of our congregation. Who are mothers of children. Young or old. We honor your experience. Those of our congregation grieving the absence of mothers or children on this day. Shows of our congregation who could never trust someone called mother. Those of our congregation who are unable to become pregnant yet long for children who have no desire to become parents and are told that they will not be complete unless they do siblings. Here in this holy space. It is recognized that today can be difficult. And this is because there is a false story telling us that there is a certain way relationships must appear. Here in this holy space we say our stories our lives are more than one narrow definition and we honor our experiences. Mavis church be a safe space for diving into those uncomfortable places and telling those stories even when they aren't the ones that we necessarily feel or correct. We create new identities of who is valuable. All of us. Now we recognize that rose people assigned the gender female at verse are surrounded with pink toys and domestic things to prepare for that ultimate home take her motherhood role at the same time top result their bodies and presentable ways. The alluring but not too alluring don't be too bad then. Bando be disabled. People assigned to the gender-role male are all given the toy robot toy guns on grand adventures. Told you be tough act like a man. Whatever that means. The boy body is judged as well. But don't be re-elected. Be big but not. Be strong but also quick. And also don't be disabled. Narrow uniform boxes and we're all supposed to fit into sure whatever supposedly options of hore. Virgin mother cat lady the new spencer and within that only heterosexual married women will be decent mothers. Furthermore that only verb middle-class white maybe asian maybe religious latina or black women will be nurturing in the right ways. What of all the people who don't fit into those categories. Where are the native voices. Parenting isn't buying airy it isn't narrow. It's not just a mother and father experience. It is worth celebrating all of it. Aunt. It's complicated. Parts of the wondrous beauty and confusion of life. Is self-discovery. Self-discovery without the confines of these labels be supposed category that everyone fits into. Self-discovery without these women can be so fun. Or at least that's what i imagined when i pretend i'm in a world without such categories. When i can say to the world i am this way today. And have that be a part of my complex being. And that i am one who loved to imagine these fluid rolls but also values clear precise communication. Somewhere in there fluid rolls clear communication. Therein lies the truth. We're always in a state of becoming who we are. Sometimes the motion is slower. And less pronounced. And other times it's faster than our stomachs can take. Growing up. Figuring out how we fit into the world figuring out what hauled us to be more human more ourselves. Occasionally figuring all this out is most clear through relationships. Not that relationships themselves are clear. And know that they make easy ways of learning. But we don't exist in a vacuum. Relationships build our identity. Teacher minister. Friend. Without relationships these words don't mean much. It's a blessing to have so many kinds of relating. To learn from and revere our differences. Our identities numerous as they are within each of us on any given day. That's wisdom. Difference is wisdom. Difference is an ethical value. In a portion of her book entitled indecent theology which contains critiques of shortcomings of liberation capital l and feminist capital ask the ologies. Suggestions for expanding the scope of each. Delete marcella althaus reid says. A poor honest and devoted christian man apparently cannot be a transvestite and lesbian women do not fit in the most the mother oriented family pattern of liberation theology. I just asked liberation theology encourages people not to be judgmental but the situation would be one of abnormality. This is accepted for another words tolerated in liberation theology with a spirit of love. So what's so bad about toleration in the spirit of love sarah well let's see what marcela says the point is. Toleration is a category based on normative principles. That normativity decides what should or shouldn't be tolerated. Toleration fails to deliver the goods because in the end it makes more solid that limit between the tolerable and the intolerable. Only by dissolving these frontiers. And therefore dissolving the concept of toleration. May we be in a position to find a society where internal differentiation and not toleration. Is an ethical value. But the people here with the spirit is saying differentiation is an ethical value. Those who say otherwise. Are missing the point. Of being in this community which recognizes that immortal that difference that creative love. We heard it earlier in the reading from the quran. In the name of god most gracious and merciful. Praise be to the wisdom of the universe. Who has created us and made us into tribes and nations. That we might know each other. And in the affirmation from reverend merit. Just possibly. Messages of love and acceptance and this is acceptance as we understand it just possibly messages of love and acceptance have always been circulating in our mist. The hard part. Is not seeking out these positive and creative affirmations. That remind us we are loved. Positive and creative. Differential. Different tribes and nations. These things are wonderful ways to look within ourselves and to understand ourselves a little bit better. We are the face of thinking and creative people who aim to recognise dignity and worth in every person. We are not the norm. Some might call us indecent. And yet. As members of this society we carry with us the stories of what should be normal whatever normal is and these stories can carry with them the incorrect idea. That to be abnormal is less than desirable. To have an experience beyond the boundaries of a hallmark holiday should not mean that you fear coming to a place of love and acceptance like this church. Let the people hear what the spirit is saying differentiation is an ethical value. Ethical doesn't make it easy. Much like motherhood it's not simple and it's not clear but it does matter. Your story your experiences your different ways of being in the world. That all matters. And it doesn't have to conform. Thank you for bringing all of your stories and modes of being with you today thank you for adding to my own understanding of self. By being in a relationship with me. Please join me in the spirit of prayer. Universe. We come together today on this complicated holiday. It's complicated day. But we recognize. Different modes of nurturing different relationships in different stories. I'll make us who we are. There are mothers and children grieving in nepal their mothers and children grieving here involves some more all over the world struggling to make sense of what it is to be human may we come together to honor these differences b6. says these stories as the holiness that they are they we be guided by the immortal internal love so that we may bless the world as part of our story i'll men and blessed be. Let ourselves be lifted with that eternal love that immortal love that river that never runs dry are different identities bless the world as we come forward even with our struggles and our joys mixing together and how is it that we get to bless the world even in all this complexity. Well love will guide us. We could join hands and or connects through the spirit we are a blessedly diverse and differential community bringing our love and our stories to the world on complicated and simple moments may we go forward and enlighten the world around us with our stories and relationships and blessed be.