The philosopher Paul Ricoeur says we all must outgrow the naive beliefs of childhood, but that as we mature, we may come to a form of wisdom that combines the best of adult understanding with the simplicity of a child’s encounter with the world. Perhaps this “second naivete” can help our faith tradition, which in some ways has been stuck for too long in an adolescent world-weariness, to become re-energized. And at the same time, each of us, as individuals on our own journey through belief and doubt, might find richer insight. Music: Yuri Liberzon, classical guitar
Grief is said to be linked with Love. When it comes, it is a violent, permanently life-altering experience. Today, in the spirit of Love writ large, we name and honor the grief within and among us. Music: Anneliese Messner, soprano.