Imprisoned Lightning (homily; 120205)

Imprisoned Lightning Service  celebrated at the First Unitarian Church of Hobart, Indiana, on 05 February  2012 Rev.  Chip Roush

OPENING WORDS One of my favorite poets, Wislawa Szymborska, died last Wednesday, of lung cancer. These are excerpts of her poem, Psalm:

“How leaky are all the borders we  draw around our separate nations! How  many clouds cross those boundaries daily without even paying the toll! How much desert sand simply sifts from country to country, or how many mountain pebbles ~read more~

modern plagues

Ancient and Modern Plagues for Passover Seder Dinner(adapted from Rabbi Chava Bahle, Rev. Dr. Mark Belletini & Reb Seth Castleman)

Dam, the river turned to blood the blood of devastating wars, choking the lifesprings that could nurture the world

Tzfardeyah, frogs the extinction of many species – as many as 30,000 per year, rivaling the Great Extinctions of the past

Kinim, lice the horror of great poverty

Arov, wild beasts humans acting like beasts, animal ~read more~