Where do we seek truth as Unitarians? This week we'll explore our second source, "Words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love." Sometimes this is easy and we all agree which words and deeds are meaningful examples. Sometimes people's wisdom is obscured through superficial differences or very real imperfections that make it hard for us to hear their message. And sometimes it is the follow through that is hardest - to really allow others' words and lives to challenge us to step out of our own ways of seeing and doing things. Today we'll explore the power of learning from others' experiences.
Volunteer litter pickers can make a massive difference to their local park and neighbourhood. Anna will talk about how she got involved in picking up litter, what she has learned in the process, and the truly big difference that she has made in her neighbourhood. Being a volunteer litter picker is not just about cleaning up after others, it's about showing pride in where we live and setting a positive example of love for our planet.
Science, rationality, and fact make many UUs sceptical of miracles of any supernatural kind. What, then, is our understanding of miracles? And of healing, both physical and spiritual? This Easter morning, what might we learn from the Christian understanding of Jesus' life, death, and rebirth about justice, healing, and the transformative power of love?
Most of us are more familiar with our Principles than our Sources as Unitarians (don't forget the 7 Principles challenge - check out our newsletter for links to Curtis hula hooping and reciting them!). We all know that we don't look to only one tradition or scripture alone, but where then do we find truth? In this series exploring our Unitarian Universalist sources, we'll start with our first source "Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life." What does it mean to find meaning and wisdom in this source?
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