September 9: Finding enlightenment in Fiction

Presenter: Rick Dykes

Can one gain enlightenment and even spiritual growth from reading works of fiction? Over Rick Dykes’ long life, he has received great pleasure from the works of such authors as Ernest Hemingway, Harper Lee, J.R.R. Tolkien, and John Steinbeck.

Rick believes we can find that same kind of personal enrichment and spiritual growth in more modern fictional works.  Indeed, it is the great gift of astute authors to transport us inside the characters and their life situations. The result is inspiration, and perhaps even moral or spiritual change. This is the idea Rick wants to explore with those who attend our MVUU Fellowship on Sunday.

As Unitarian Universalists, we have a proud tradition of responding to the imperatives of love and justice to work with those of us who are marginalized and oppressed in society and the world.

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.

Newcomers of all religious paths – or none at all – are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is available.