Unitarian Universalist Fellowship to meet Sunday, March 11

Published 10:58 am Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will meet on March 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the Tryon Youth Center on Hwy. 176 North.
Reverend Jean Rowe will speak on the topic, “Out in the Desert.”
“For the past decade, our young men and women have been out in the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan, dealing with classic themes: human conflict, loneliness, sacrifice, leaving home, strangers in a strange land, encountering uncertainty, power, hunger, fear and death. It is a time of great trial for them,” Rowe said. “In the Christian calendar, this is Lent. So, too, in his time of trial after his baptism, Jesus was out in the desert for 40 days, lonely, hungry, tempted by power, glory and food. Like the Buddha more than 200 years earlier, he had to sort things out for himself, wrestle with choices, decide what path to follow.”
Rowe said, “We, too, have known desert times, when life is dry and we are fearful or lonely or terribly hungry. What can we learn from ‘season(s) of vacancy and vacuum, privacy and pause, of solitude and subtraction,’ as one writer put it?”
Come early for fellowship and refreshments. For information, call 828-894-5776 or visit www.uutryonnc.org.
– article submitted by Dan Dworkin

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