The Power of Forgiveness


By Jon Sievert

The Rev. Louise Green speaks of the power of forgiveness at this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service. Forgiveness has the power to set the heart free, yet it requires a prior process of letting go. It can be quite challenging to do the work that results in change, particularly where resentment has built up over time. What moves us to release the deep anger or hurt binding us to people or situations? When we move to let go, new opportunities arise, and we create more ease in living, resulting in what we might term grace. A Unitarian Universalist exploration of grace visits concepts from the Judeo-Christian tradition and some new territory. This sermon will include a concept from the ancient Indian Yoga Sutras by Patanjali.

UU Service
The Power of Forgiveness
Sun, Apr 26, 10:30am
By Rev. Louise Green
La Posada de la Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15

Rev. Green has been Minister for Congregational Life at the River Road UU Congregation in Bethesda, Maryland since 2013. She has served four congregations since ordination in 1992 and also worked as a community organizer in New York City for almost a decade. A certified yoga educator, she is interested in mindfulness and spiritual practice as fuel for social justice. Louise grew up in El Paso, Texas, and lives in Washington, DC, with her spouse, Regina Tosca, and many pets.

The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at La Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15 and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Visitors are invited to attend the service and then join the UUs for coffee and snacks afterward. The room is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our website at


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