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Redeemed from dust and freed from chains
Her sons shall lift their eyes;
From cloud-capt hills and verdant plains
Shall shouts of triumph rise.
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, “Ethiopia,” The Freedman’s Book (ed. Lydia Maria Child) (Unitarian, suffragist, abolitionist, educator, author)
One golden day redeems a weary year
Celia Thaxter (Unitarian, poet)
We are slowly sweeping forth out of the shadows into the glory of a day brighter than has ever yet dawned upon the earth…Ignorance, want, suffering, selfishness, dissension and conflict are not the hard necessities of our being. There is something above and beyond these yet in store, for us.
Thomas Baldwin Thayer, “The Elements and Results of the Social Revolution,” Universalist Quarterly (1847) p. 271 (Universalist, theologian, Universalist Quarterly editor, minister)
Forgiveness is the practice of regenerative love towards others. The wonderful part of this practice is that by it we are forgiven. By refusing to return evil for evil, we create strong character within ourselves…By stopping to take thought and refusing to reply to anger with more anger, we break a vicious circle, and inject a new redemptive element into a conflict
Max Kapp, Earth’s Common Things: A Lenten Manual for 1941 (Unitarian Universalist, minister, educator)
It remains to us, in the pursuance of our great purpose, as the chief burden of our labors to show the sufficiency and safety of love, not only redeeming for earth, but in sanctifying for heaven; that by this principle, there is salvation, and that without it there is no salvation.
T. P. Abell, “Sermon,” Twelve Sermons Delivered at the Universalist Convention, 1853. p.36 (Universalist, minister)
I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance
Adlai E. Stevenson (Unitarian Universalist, statesman)
I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
Adlai E. Stevenson (Unitarian Universalist, statesman)