As Unitarian Universalists, we value the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. And in all this searching, what have we discovered of truth? Does it have a capital “T”? Is it really singular? In our pluralistic, even relativistic world, what is the nature of truth for us today?
Listening with attention and intention can be the best thing you’ll ever do for others and yourself. Listening as a spiritual practice brings you closer to the sacred within and around you. When you listen you may hear other’s deepest and most important stories into voice, and you may connect your self to your own heart’s song.
In light of recent events, Rev. Andy and Imam Ahmad will discuss the real impact of political rhetoric on the local Muslim community and how we might move forward.
Rev. Kellie will be giving the sermon, and there will be lots of congregational singing. She loves singer-songwriter Peter Mayer’s image and song about a Japanese Bowl. In Japan bowls are not thrown out when they become cracked and broken, but are filled with gold so that they become stronger and more beautiful. To her, this is the essence of gratitude.
On this date, the Phoenix-Area UU ministers are swapping pulpits, each preaching on the theme of gratitude. Rev. Sims writes, “There is a battle within each of us, I believe, between greed and gratitude, between wanting more and being satisfied with what we already have. Contentment may be a sign that reveals gratitude; it can also reveal something not as laudable. Is there a spiritual balance between thankfulness for what is and dissatisfaction with what is not?