of Scituate, Massachusetts
First Parish
Unitarian Universalist Church
Paying Attention = Prayer
by Pamela M. Barz on March 18th, 2018

"Pay attention.  When you listen deeply to someone, so deeply that you feel what they are feeling, so deeply that you are not thinking about what you will say next but only holding them in your love, you are praying.  When you feel grateful for a kindness offered to you or for a luxury or privilege you enjoy, you are praying.  When you regret something hurtful you said or did – or something helpful you might have said or done but didn’t, you are praying.  When you are walking on the beach and stop to marvel at the power of the waves or the intricate whorls of a shell, or at the process which ground rocks to sand, you are praying.    You are paying attention to Life with a capital “L”.  Read the whole sermon here:



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