No one can be mature until they have arrived at the very high spiritual achievement of looking at death and accepting it, perhaps it is the last and highest of all achievements. It casts a mantle of significance over everything we do. Carlos Castenada says: Death is our eternal companion, always to our left, at arm’s length. The thing to do when you’re impatient is to turn to your left and ask advice of your death.
Phil Sweet is a long-time friend of UUFDC, and a marvelous and insightful storyteller. He is full of wisdom, and his messages stretch his audiences to search beyond the superficial. Prior to retirement, he served as minister of Hope Church in Sturgeon Bay.