4th Principle (Truth & Meaning)

The fourth of Our Unitarian Universalist Principles calls us to affirm and promote "a free and responsible search for truth and meaning."

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  • By Linda Hirschhorn
    From WorshipWeb
    Linda Hirschhorn's song was inspired a Bertolt Brecht quote: "In the dark times will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing about the dark times.”
  • By Erica Shadowsong
    From WorshipWeb
    Icarus could not resist flying higher and higher to see how far he could go. And he began to entertain what he knew was impossible; he began to think about what it would be like to touch the sun!
  • By Caitlin Cotter Coillberg
    From Braver/Wiser
    Before I birthed my baby, he was a possibility, a kick against my insides. With that first cry, first breath, he became a person in the world.
  • By Katie Romano Griffin
    From Braver/Wiser
    If we aren’t willing to ask the important, uncomfortable, and even scary questions, we won’t get to larger and deeper truths.
  • By Adrienne Maree Brown
    From WorshipWeb
    Pleasure reminds us to enjoy being alive and on purpose... Pleasure—embodied, connected pleasure—is one of the way we know when we are free. That we are always free. That we always have the power to co-create the world. Pleasure helps us move through the times that are unfair, through grief and...
  • By Carter Heyward
    From WorshipWeb
    We are not automatic lovers of self, others, world, or God. Love does not just happen. We are not love machines, puppets on the strings of a deity called “love.” Love is a choice—not simply, or necessarily, a rational choice, but rather a willingness to be present to others without pretense or...
  • By David Kohlmeier
    From Braver/Wiser
    If we don’t know where the spark of life comes from, can we know for sure where it goes?
  • By Karen G. Johnston
    From Braver/Wiser
    Surround yourself with skillful teachers. Let them teach you, but don't let them do it for you. That learning is yours to do.
  • By Shari Woodbury
    From WorshipWeb
    Allow your soul to be nurtured. Let the waves in your mind and heart gradually subside.
  • By Shari Woodbury
    From WorshipWeb
    ear, now, this invitation: To open yourself to surprise today and be ready to greet unexpected delights.