Upcoming Sunday Sermon Topic
Open Hearts, Open Minds
Sunday, August 25, 2019 @ 10:30amBy Reverend Michael Walker
Intentions speak of our values and where we wish to put our energy and efforts. A Buddhist teaching about namasté is that we recognize the worthiness in others, very much in alignment with our First UU Principle, respecting the inherent worth and dignity of every person. That is sometimes a challenge -- not every person we come in contact with always shows us their good and humane self, and we have to remind ourselves that there is still some inherent worth within. Which brings me back to intention: my intention -- my best effort and desire -- is to approach each person in my life and in the wider world with an open heart and open mind. I don't have to agree with them (including some of the uber-conservative folks I have come across), but I still honor their worthiness as a human being who deserves to be in the world. My hope and wish is that they see the same in me, in you, in us all.