Most forms of faith have an either spoken/conscious or unspoken/unconscious vertical dimension. Faith that focuses downward can express positive or negative attitudes: compassion or punishment, for instance. Likewise, faith that focuses upward may lead to an obsession with 'heaven' or a passionate determination to expand the heart. Let's look at this vertical dimension of Unitarian Universalism.
Many people are familiar with the first part of the serenity prayer: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." It was a favourite of my grandmother's - she had it printed on the mug she used each morning. In this service we'll look at the prayer from many angles, including what it might offer us in these times.
Participants are asked to share a story, song or poem as it relates to their understanding of Gratitude.
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