My holiness is my salvation
You can’t give what you don’t have. You can’t share what you are not aware is in your possession. The first step in saving the world is to become aware of your own holiness.
The twelfth step of Alcoholics Anonymous is “Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.”
In fact we gain an even greater awareness of our holiness when we share it with others. It's one of those paradoxes in life that we become more aware of what we have when we share it. Singing in the shower is one thing. Singing in a chorus takes the experience to a whole new level. Reading a joke in a book can generate a smile or a little laugh, but telling the joke to another person or in a group takes the humor and laughter is quite a different, more positive experience.
Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. In this affirmation and promotion we have to begin with ourselves and realize that my holiness is my salvation. We come to realize that we are part of God and extending this realization to others facilitates the salvation of the world.