This month our theme is Wisdom. At the beginning of service our children will be carrying in both owls and brains. The owls will be symbolic in two ways. First, people often think of owls as wise and owls are frequently cast as wise characters in children’s stories. Second, our 7-8th graders have been taking the Our Whole Lives (OWL)  comprehensive sexuality program all year and will finish their classes in the evening on March 8th. After service on March 15th, in coffee hour, we will celebrate these young people and their accomplishments. 
There are many kinds of wisdom, some that require our brains and some that require our hearts. Sometimes the best way to become wise is to listen to others, especially those with less power in our society. This month I invite you to take some time speaking less and listening more.

A Wise Old Owl

A wise old owl lived in an oak.

The more he saw the less he spoke.

The less he spoke the more he heard.

Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?