We welcome Jim Scott’s return to our pulpit this morning. A well-known musician, Jim has a long UU history; many of his songs are included in the Singing the Living Tradition and Singing the Journey hymnbooks. Today he will mix songs and stories in a message of peace and reconciliation for a wounded world and our struggling American society. Amid wars, cataclysmic weather events, and a divisive politics, any long-term vision of sustainability is obscured if not abandoned. We can generate that renewal of spirit for the work we have before us – nothing less than a job of healing, the earth and ourselves.