I trust my brothers who are one with me.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. When we perceive other people do we see their problems, their deficits, their character flaws, their hurtful behaviors or do we see their inherent sinlessness, their innocence, their innate goodness?
Can we see past the errors and mistakes and see the Divine Spark within them and ourselves? What do we trust , their innate goodness or their mess ups and defects?
In Alcoholic Anonymous, it is suggested in step twelve, that once we see the innate goodness in people we carry the message of AA forward as a ray of hope and tools for recovery from the world of the ego to the world of Love.
Today, we are asked whenever we are upset, hurt, angry with another to remind ourselves that under all the dysfunction there is a good person and it is in that goodness that we trust. In Social Work, professionals are encouraged to develop and maintain a “nonjudgmental attitude” This position is blessed and brings great joy and peace no matter what kind of mayhem is occurring on the ego plain.