Below is a paraphrased summary of the spiritual sources of Unitarian Universalism:
- Direct experience of life and the divine
- Words and deeds of prophetic women and men
- Wisdom from the world's religions
- Jewish and Christian teachings
- The guidance of reason and science.
- Earth-centered traditions and the rhythms of nature
The fact that we have a list like this defines us as pluralists, and it is wonderfully indicative that these sources look both backward and forward, both inward and outward, befitting a people who seek wholeness.
In this month when our Whole Souul Living Theme is The Sources of Unitarian Universalism, the following questions are provided for our individual and communal reflection:
- What sources do you look to, depend on, or turn to, for strength/courage/peace?
- Which of the sources above has the greatest capacity for holding a community together?
- Which are the most challenging to you personally?
- Which do you want to learn more about?
- And, which ones should be held up more often, or more powerfully, in our common worship experience on Sunday mornings? Why?