Michael Werner, President of the Board of Humanists and Freethinkers of Cape Fear, shared his thoughts for the New Year at the HFCF Winter Solstice Dinner in December.
WINTER SOLSTICE DINNER INVOCATION – December 20th, 2015
As members of the Humanists and Freethinkers of Cape Fear, let us reflect for a moment on our lives here.
This season reminds us that in times past, people were afraid that the sun would disappear forever and during the Winter Solstice they would perform various ceremonies to bring the sun back.
This season reminds us that even in the bleakest winter, the warming spring will return and with it renewal of the earth and ourselves.
This season reminds us we all go through our own winters and it is the love that is shared that supports us. This season reminds us that friends, family and the community we share, contain all the real values, joys, and meaning we need.
We don’t need presents, just each other’s presence. This season reminds us to celebrate this time, this place, right now in this world which is all there is and is enough to fill our hearts with joy.
We are thankful for our lives.