Sermons by Rev. Thomas Anastasi

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Eros – the Allurement of the Universe


On this day we celebrate great Eros— “the magnificent allurement which draws all the universe into union.” Some call Eros a god, perhaps the Greek God of Love. Others say it is the very essence, the Spirit of Life itself. Some call is “gravity” (and they’d be right!) What we celebrate is that which brings […]

“We Remember”


On Memorial Day each year we have the opportunity to remember our history and the people who played important roles in making us who we are today. Our particular interest is remembering these past two years of transition—from what we were to what we are, all the way to what we want to be.

“Those People Next Door”


The newspapers and media endlessly speak of the difficulty folks have with their neighbors—countries, cities, religions, corporations, agencies and of course, in actual neighborhoods. Seems to me that the secret in getting along might start at the doorstep of “those people who live next door.” What do you think?

Random Acts of Kindness


For some people, the primary synonym for religion is kindness. Here are words from the Dalai Lama: “Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion. This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need […]

God, the Problem


Today we tackle the “G-word” and what it means for modern Unitarian Universalists. First question: is there a problem? Answer: Yes. Then: is there a solution? Yes, but it won’t be an easy task. Finally: does this topic make any difference? Yes, since God is NOT a problem for billions of people, but is, in […]