We struggle to find hope in a world where hard work and integrity does not create a flourishing life for humankind. Deeply rooted in our American values is the belief in a work ethic that one should and can work their way through any hardship. Being of use is an ethic we share and so often identity and worth are wrapped up in the products of our working. Let’s examine the human need to believe in hope, our relationship with work and our ideals as Unitarian Universalists, who aspire to uphold the worth and dignity of every person. An excellent performance today by the Kaleidoscope Worship Band.