“Covenant” is the theme for us in October. This is an ancient word used to describe a mutual understanding and commitment. The Israelites felt that they had a covenant with their God, but the term is even older, referring to treaties between nations. Unitarian Universalist congregations are also covenantal: we covenant with each other to create community and to treat each other with love and respect. Of course, we also break covenants, and so covenants are understood as living commitments that can be renewed after they are broken. What are the covenants and treaties that shape our lives? How do we honor them? When they are damaged, how do we heal?
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