Center for Spiritual Living

Remembering, Honoring, Speaking Their Names (05/30/21)

Rev. Mary Murray Shelton

Many cultures honor the ancestors and those who have transitioned. 9/11, the AIDS quilts, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), and biblical genealogies are a few examples. Giving ourselves opportunities to remember, reflect, and honor Life/God as It has shown Itself as each person allows their power, story, and love to live on in us. Today we remember together, honoring and naming some of the dear ones we know who have passed. We remember great teachers and leaders who have influenced us. We remember way-showers whose lives were cut short due to their persistent speaking out or their visibility. Who made a significant difference in your life? Teachers, spiritual and political leaders, artists, family members, change agents, people who lived their differentness visibly. We cherish their gifts to us–our inheritance.

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