In its simplest historical form, the Easter narrative is the story of the death of a spiritual teacher in Palestine over 2000 years ago and what happened among his community of followers after he died. Because authoritative spiritual teachers have died generation after generation throughout human history, we don't need to confine ourselves to the Christian doctrinal narrative to understand how a teacher's death can point to what a spiritual community needs to do to survive and be saved.
Spring is a time when everything is "breaking forth," from birds to butterflies. Transformation - the movement from one state to another - is a metaphor that holds true for the human spirit as well. This service will look at the journey of the monarch butterfly and what that might teach us about the interdependent web.
With Kathy Strawser
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Practicing being the people we want to be can be hardest with those closest to us. As parents (as in other close relationships and caretaking roles) we're often far from our best selves, as our children are so, so good at poking all our buttons. Yet, in these same moments there are great possibilities for healing and actually becoming our best selves
Universalists have always professed the belief that the only way to save a soul was through the development of one's character, not by appeal to supernatural, capricious God. If that's the case, then is there any reason to explore what salvation might look like for 21st century Unitarian Universalists? I think there is enough evidence to suggest that salvation is a daily practice.