Leader Resource 2: Engaging as Religious Professionals
This is a 30-minute activity. You will need newspaper, markers, and tape.
Write the reflection questions on newsprint, and post them. Invite participants to form groups of three or four and reflect for 25 minutes on de Benneville's life and theology using the posted questions as a guide. Then re-gather the large group and ask for comments and observations.
- Describe an experience of spiritual crisis in your life. What was the precipitating factor(s)? What were your questions in that time? What new directions in your faith journey resulted from the crisis?
- Do you aspire as a Unitarian Universalist to feel universal love towards all members of the human race, without exception? Do you believe some persons are unworthy of your love?
- What message are you hoping to convey when you use the word "love" in worship (with adults, with youth, with children, or with all generations)? What is it you mean by using the word "love" as a way to name the transcendent?