Introduction

Introduction
Introduction

To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.  — Walt Whitman

Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.  — Albert Einstein

It is inherently Unitarian Universalist to explore the miraculous. Our first Source is the direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life. The fifth Source, Humanist teachings, counsels us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warns us against idolatries of the mind and spirit. In this session, participants begin to explore miracles, to engage in the transcending mystery and wonder that surrounds us, and to use reason to find their own personal truth and meaning. Participants identify what they consider miraculous and investigate the miracle of life on Earth through story and play.

Goals

This session will:

  • Help participants explore what they think constitutes a miracle  
  • Illustrate the subjective nature of miracles by sharing creation stories.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Begin to define “miracle”
  • Understand that defining the miraculous is a subjective activity
  • Consider ideas of how the Earth came to be.

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.

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