1/19 10:30 am Service: How to be an Antiracist: Rev. Craig Rubano. MLK Sunday and day of service at UUCMC.
9 am Dialog: “Climb Mt. Rainier”, Donald Chong.
January Monthly Theme: INTEGRITY
Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?
Integrity. Basically, the word means wholeness. In mathematics, an integer is a number that isn’t divided into fractions. Just so, a person of integrity isn’t divided against him or herself.
Integrity rarely means that we need to add something to ourselves: it is more an undoing than a doing, a freeing ourselves from beliefs we have about who we are and ways we have been persuaded to “fix” ourselves.
Rachel Naomi Remen, Kitchen Table Wisdom
Integrity: the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
New Oxford American Dictionary
Integrity goes beyond speaking the truth to include taking responsibility for how one thinks and feels and what one does.
Be yourself, everyone else is taken.
I now know myself to be a person of weakness and strength, liability and giftedness, darkness and light. I now know that to be whole means to reject none of it but to embrace all of it.
May your life preach more loudly than your lips.
William Ellery Channing
Integrity is telling myself the truth. Honesty is telling the truth to other people.