“Turquoise Patriot,” by Rev. Victoria Safford

What does patriotism mean? What does love of country mean in today’s world — and what has it ever meant to you? What does “love of country” mean, and how will you find the words to express it, your own words to express your own sense of what it means to be a citizen of this country, especially in such polarized times that we live in?

Rev. Victoria Safford was the lead minister at of White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota from 1999 to 2021. She is the author of Walking Toward Morning, the 2003 UUA Meditation Manual and With or Without Candlelight: A Meditation Anthology. Both are published by Skinner House Books.

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