Thursday, September 22, 2016

As a Unitarian Universalist you are called to be a prophet

The second source of the living tradition of Unitarian Universalism is the words and deeds of prophetic men and women and for those who call themselves Unitarian Universalists they all are prophets if they are living their faith and not just spectating.

If we are to create happy lives for ourselves and leave the world a little better place when we leave than what we found upon our arrival, we must become consciously aware of our faith. Our faith is what matters most to us when its all said and done.

It is said that some people do not have faith and are agnostic or atheist, but the fact of the matter is that we all have faith in something. To become more conscious of your own faith consider this question, "What matters the most to me in my life is ___________." However you filled in the blank is the basis of your faith.

The faith of Unitarian Universalism is crystallized it its seven principles and six sources. To share the good news of the UU faith, one has to believe it him/herself. As it says in A Course In Miracles, we learn what we teach, and so if we would become more confident and secure in our UU faith we should teach it to others and therein is the role of prophecy.

Who have you shared your UU faith with today, this week, this month? We can transform the world if we followed the simple idea of "each one, teach one." It is in the teaching, and showing the example of our lives that we prophecy.

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