West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church

West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church of Rocky River, Ohio exists to help people live lives of meaning and purpose. Unitarian Universalists believe that this life is sacred and that justice and compassion must be the foundation of our thoughts and deeds. Our focus in not on the afterlife, but on how we can make the life each of us is given to be more rich, meaningful and helpful for our own and for future generations. Please visit us at wsuuc.org for more information. Thanks for listening!

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episode 202: Live to the Point of Tears


by Reverend Anthony Makar and Michael Miller, Worship Associates Religions around the world honor the gift of tears and have found ways to ritualize it. During the Passover Seder, when Jews remember their escape from Egypt, they bring salt water to their lips to symbolize the tears of bondage. In ancient times, when a person died, mourners put their tears in bottles and sometimes even wore them around their necks. Over the ages, the weeping of tears has been a sign of the mystical experiences of saints and repentant sinners. These transcendent moments go beyond what the mind can comprehend; tears are a response of the heart. Today, we explore the role that tears might play in our Unitarian Universalist faith life. All songs are played in their entirety at the end of the service


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