Tapestry of Faith: A Place of Wholeness: A Program for Youth Exploring Their Own Unitarian Universalist Faith Journeys

Spiritual Preparation

Reason is a power of our minds that helps shape our development and our decision making. Reflect on the role of reason in your life. How important is reason for you? What sources of knowledge do you draw on? Alternate Activity 2 explores the "dance" between reason and spirit. Unitarian Universalists are sometimes accused of being too rational, and this "dance" refers to the attempt to balance the power of reason with our experiences of beauty, love, and mystery. To what extent does this characterize your religious journey? Is one dance partner more dominant than the other in your life? You and the participants may lean more in one direction more than the other. Be aware of your own reactions as well as those of participants, and encourage open and loving dialogue about the differences.