Rev. Mark Walz talks about those we call “Father.”
“Like them, we spread this truly biblical, truly traditional, nuturing image of radical fatherhood, parenthood, to a world that often still wants to box up and define, or worse, legalize a specific role of God and through that, a specific role of fathers, mothers, and families. And ultimitely define and legalize the very idea of God itself. We know better in this church. And because we know better, we try to do better.”
“These other measures of success matter only in that they reflect the positive transformation in the lives of the people touched by the congregation’s work. We change lives every day. Every day people show up with their own aspirations, their own ideas of what this experience might be. And we reward their courage by being here.”
Rev. Mark Walz delivered his message that Unitarian Universalist Ministers honor a code of behavior that other Religions would call ‘Vows,’ and that they are always aware that they share this ministry with all the adult members of our Congregations. He asked the question “are you ready to make some promises?”
We have to be about the business of building a just and loving community. We have to
do it here for the people in this room and we have to do it for the people in our region, in this
area, in our neighborhoods. We have to create something that models – I have to model for
you and we as a church have to model for them.
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