Sunday, October 20, 2019

We learn what we teach.

Today we are beginning a new column in UU A Way Of Life called "Faith in practice." It will deal with how we enact our faith in our lives on a moment to moment basis. It's motto is "Nurture the spirit doing good."

The column will describe various principles of practice that fascilitate the nurturing of spirit. Please comment.

Principle 1
We learn what we teach.

The first principle to understand when putting one's faith into practice is to realize that we learn what we teach. More directly, to teach is to learn. The teacher and the learner are the same person.'

Some people call this "karma." What we give, we get. The cynical statement, "Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it," is a sign of this first principle that we learn what we teach.

Question for action - What do you want to learn? If you know what you want to learn how can you best teach it? Unitarian Universalists believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Do you teach this? How? What have you learned?

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