When you get the same message over and over again from radically different sources, it probably means Somebody is trying to tell you something.
Today’s service at DUUF was led by Megan Dalby-Jones, a candidate for UU ministry on leave from seminary while she supports her partner’s career (i.e. – she’s stuck in DFW for the time being). Her sermon was titled “Faith Beyond Belief,” a rather personal look at how our beliefs and our faith aren’t necessarily the same thing. Here’s a link to Megan giving the same sermon at Pathways UU last August – it’s worth watching if you have 20 minutes or so.
The thing that made an impression on me was the emphasis on DOing. We don’t have to intellectually understand everything in order to experience it. Some things we just do. That’s a difficult lesson for me – I want to KNOW and understand everything.
Sometimes that’s not necessary. Sometimes that’s not possible. Sometimes that’s not helpful.
Which tells me I need more practicing and less intellectualizing.