Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: What We Choose: An Adult Program on Ethics for Unitarian Universalists

Taking It Home: The Story of Our Lives: Narrative Ethics

Part of What We Choose

In the holding environment of true community, people share experiences of meaning—they share storylines, which are more compelling than the barriers or boundaries that separate them. These common narratives prepare the way for reconciliation. — Rev. Jacqueline Lewis, The Power of Stories

Think about how you live out your own story in the world. Are there ways in which you have lived a life that others can take as an example as their own stories unfold? What stories from your own experience might offer guidance or wisdom for others? How might you share those stories?

Make it a spiritual practice to listen to the experiences of other people, especially those whose perspective, circumstances, or identity differ from yours. How can another's experiences offer guidance for ethical or moral decisions you face?