If it will help you create sacred space, light a candle or chalice. Read this session's central story, "Muddy Children." Recall times in your own life when you experienced unconditional love and what that meant to you. Take a few moments to ponder the Universalist message of love. Try to imagine a love that is bigger than the universe and encompasses all beings. Think about the children you will be working with today. Try to open up your heart to love them as fully as possible — mud and all.

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.