Tag: gratitude


Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. I cherish it because it centers on a fundamental religious sentiment: gratitude. Gratitude is at the core of any mature spirituality. Another reason I have always loved Thanksgiving is that it always involves sharing with people we love. Thanksgiving is about relationships that shape and support us. I …

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Sharing Our Stories

One of the best things about being UUA president is that I have the good fortune to work with dedicated, idealistic and highly capable people. Our staff cares deeply about Unitarian Universalism and they are deeply committed to our core values. The people I work most closely with, the heads of our staff groups, also …

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From the Road: Rissho Kosei-kai

Kyoto, 5 a.m. March 6— I have often spoken and written about the importance of hospitality–about how hospitality is a spiritual practice. In the first two days of our visit to Japan I have felt as though I were attending a workshop in advanced hospitality. Our friends and partners from the Rissho Kosei-kai (RKK) have …

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On Gratitude

I have always loved Thanksgiving best of all major holidays. Perhaps it has even become the most religious of our holidays. By “most religious” I mean that Thanksgiving retains more of a fundamental religious message than the holidays most of us observe. All religious traditions recognize gratitude as central to religious experience. When I allow …

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