April 29, 2018: “Emerging as a flower or a weed”

Presenter: Don Morishita

The level of happiness and satisfaction in our lives depends a lot on how we see the world, how we see another race, another culture, another religion, and how we see other people. It is too easy to lump a race, culture or religion into one group or type of behavior to mollify our own insecurities. Using plants as a metaphor, the beauty of wild flowers and the detrimental effects of weeds are like those groups of people we like and dislike.

But there is more to a wild flower or a weed than its appearance. What may look beautiful may actually be harmful and what may appear ugly may actually be beneficial.

The first principle of Unitarian Universalism is to respect the inherent worth and dignity of every person. One of the meanings of this principle is that we treat each person individually and consider who they are as individuals and not as a group.

Unitarian Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on our spiritual journeys.

Unitarian Universalists covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equality and compassion in human relations; and acceptance of one another.

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