Saturday, October 9, 2021

Unitarian Universalism badly in need of a revival.

If you have sat through UU sermons are there any that you remember? Are there any that made a difference in your life? If so, how? Are there any that made a difference in your congregation, in your community, in the nation, in the world?

If the answer is "no" to these questions then you begin to understand why the growth of Unitarian Universalism is stagnant and declining.

What is to be done about this sad state of affairs? Unitarian Universalism is in need of a revival. It needs to return to its roots and recapture what was and is important in its faith tradition.

Contemporary Unitarian Universalism has lost its way. It has no vision for the future that captures the interest of the members of society. It has lost its mission of nurturing the spiritual development of humanity. It has been distracted by social justice issues and psychobabble not knowing what else to pay attention to. Lately, the attention of many gifted UU leaders has been captured by infighting about issues which have no relevance outside of denominational politics.

Here at UU A Way Of Life ministries we work to nurture spiritual development in all people and in our communities. The miracle principle # 12 in A Course In Miracles is that "Miracles are thoughts." A quick way to assess the state of Unitarian Universalism is to answer the question, "What are UUs giving their attention to?" They are primarily giving their attention to social issues. This is a huge error. Jesus, when asked about the split between the political and the spiritual said, "Give to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's."

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