I have drifted away from my religious practice this summer.
Having been raised a Roman Catholic and later in my life moved into Unitarian Universalism it has never seemed "right" to me that God goes on vacation for Unitarian Universalists during July and August. I know that has more to do with ministerial contracts than it does with the religion itself, but nonetheless, it seems strange to me that in smaller UU congregations things seem to close down in the summer. I had the same feeling when I went to Boston between Christmas and New Years to find the UUA locked up tighter than a drum.
I may be moving on from UU because it has been hard for me to find a lot this summer that has been relevant to my spiritual life. I take most of the responsibility for this, and yet I also resent the lack of external social support for nurturing my faith.
I will start writing again periodically on this blog, because I still believe there are aspects of Unitarian Universalism which are worth exploring, but it increasingly seems to me to be a fairly superficial faith without much substance. For this, one has to look to other traditions. In writing this, it seems a shame to me because I want more to be there. I want there to be more for me to live my life with and to proclaim.
Perhaps it is I who need to dig deeper. What is a life of faith based on Unitarian Universalism?