“Angels Who Have Forgotten,” Rev. Tony Larsen

“Not long ago I came upon an article by someone who almost died in a hospital but who, through the help of friends who came to visit, pulled through. She came to feel that each gesture they made for her was almost miraculous. But she also knew that they didn’t see what they did as anything special. She concluded that it was ‘as if they were angels who had forgotten.’

“I was struck by this expression and immediately thought: What an interesting way to see the people who have nurtured us–as heavenly beings, who give without knowing how miraculous and divine they really are. And perhaps it is an interesting way to see ourselves too?”

Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen has recently retired from being the minister at Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church in Racine (for over 42 years–a record!). He has written a book entitled “Trust Yourself! You Have the Power” (Impact Publishers, 1979), authored a UUA curriculum (“A Catechism for Unitarian Universalists”) and contributed chapters to UUA-published books “Salted With Fire” and “Everyday Spiritual Practice.” Tony has served on the boards many groups, including the Women’s Resource Center, Southeastern Wisconsin AIDS Project, Racine Jail Ministry, and the LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin.