Chalica Week 7: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence.

We are one, after all, you and I: together we suffer, together we exist, and forever will we recreate each other.”

-Adapted from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Chalice Lighting

“Let us be united;

Let us speak in harmony;

Let our minds apprehend alike.

Common be our prayer;

Common be the end of our assembly;

Common be our resolution;

Common be our deliberations.

Alike be our feelings;

Unified be our hearts;

Common be our intentions;

Perfect be our unity.”

-Adapted from the Rig Veda


This whole principle is about the idea of things being connected even when we aren’t

aware of HOW they are connected. This video captures why this is at the root of some of

the biggest questions we have about the nature of the universe––this principle is about

big ideas, and here’s an introduction to one of them!

Something to Do

This week is all about webs and nets and interconnection. One of the ways Rev. Randy asked us to consider our connectedness to the world was about things we buy that might be coming from different people in different lands in different contexts entirely from our own. 

Watch the following video and talk with friends and family about this question: what goes into making a favorite piece of clothing––a t-shirt, dress, pair of pants––and what happens when I stop wearing it?