Wisdom

As Unitarian Universalists, we draw upon six sources of wisdom. If you look at that list, you might think (like I sometimes joke) that we have everything in there, but the kitchen sink! But you might point out, that there might be some contradictions among these sources. For example, if we draw from wisdom of world religions, what if our own experience differs from what has been written down in those venerable faith traditions?

If you want to know if something is wise, just ask yourself, does it meet the criteria of our 7 Priniciples? Does it affirm and promote the dignity and worth of every person? Does it affirm and promote the interdependent web of existence? Acceptance of one another? Peace, liberty and Justice for all? If it does, then chances are, it’s wisdom and something to look at. And of course, you can use your “free and responsible search for truth and meanings,” too.

As Unitarian Universalists, we are blessed to be able to draw upon so much wisdom across so many different ways of seeing the world. Aren't we lucky? All this wisdom makes our lives richer and more meaningful.

With love,

Rev. Sian