What Will You Give Up to Have the Life You Want?

We enter our new sermon series “Encourage growth” with a service on temperance. We live in a world of “more, more, more,” – more activities to cram into our schedule, more things to buy, more things on the Internet that we feel we must read. It can be tempting to add in “just one more” thing, but there’s always a price. Unitarian Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote, “Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor’s nose” – is this useless advice from a bygone era, or instructions for better living today?