Friday, January 7, 2022

Where does it hurt?

From On Being 

Civil rights legend Ruby Sales learned to ask “Where does it hurt?” because it’s a question that drives to the heart of the matter — and a question we scarcely know how to ask in public life now. Sales says we must be as clear about what we love as about what we hate if we want to make change. And even as she unsettles some of what we think we know about the force of religion in civil rights history, she names a “spiritual crisis of white America” as a calling of today. 

Everybody would probably agree that everyone would say that something hurts somewhere, and more personally, everybody could say, if they are honest,  where it hurts for them.

Spiritually addresses and heals the hurt areas of our consciousness. Unitarian Universalism offers us a way to heal the hurts with the seven principles.

At UU A Way Of Life we work the principles every day. Every day we emphasize a focus and a practice on an area of our lives, that's why we call our ourselves not just Unitarian Universalists, but also add to UU a way of life.

How do you practice your faith? Where does it hurt? What do you do to manage your pain and the pain you see around you?

The generic multi purpose pain reliever is Love, Unconditional Love, which comes from our Universalist ancestors. This faith in Unconditional Love is a main component of the perennial philosophy, but among the religions, is emphasized as a primary value in Universalism.

Salvation, Atonement, will be achieved when everybody loves everybody all the time. Who will you love unconditionally today especially if they have made your hurt?

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