Sources

Have you checked

Your sources?

Do you know

Why you believe

What you believe?

Have you seen it

With eyes your own?

Has the Holy

Whispered softly

Into your waiting ears?

Does science validate

Your theories

And logic wrap them ’round?

What do ancient

Scriptures teach?

Do the religions

Of the world agree?

Who are your heroes?

What would Jesus say or

Harriet Tubman think?

And through it all

The mystery

The seasons change

Summer fades to fall

When spring time comes

The daffodils

Will startle you again.

Your human heart will open

With love and hope reborn

There is always more to learn.

 

Unitarian Universalism (UU) draws from many sources:

  • 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;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

 

 

 

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