If our religion doesn't inspire in us a humble affection for one another and a profound sense of awe at the wonder of being, one of two things has happened. It has failed us, or we it. — Forrest Church (1948-2009)

Forrest Church invites us to explore our own life experiences of pain, suffering, and humility, along with those of joy and awe. He posits that in our life experiences, we may we find the Holy. Reflect on your own life experiences, especially those that come to the fore as a result of this workshop's reflections and questions. Use your theology journal to dive deep.

Meet with your three-person small group for a meal or after a worship service to continue sharing thoughts, feelings, and insights about Church's theology and your own experiences related to it. Practice the small group principles of listening, reflection, and sharing used in this workshop.

Faith in Action

Resolve to take time to quietly reflect on the experiences of awe and humility (or feelings akin to them) that are linked to your own Unitarian Universalist faith. How can you enable these feelings to guide you in an encounter with another person? To guide your behavior when you work on a social justice project?

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.