Care and Help » The Company We Keep: Hospitality and Mutuality
Posted by Naomi King on 1 February, 2012
Often in religious community we speak of nurturing diversity as welcoming. When we use the language of welcome, we are embracing the language of hospitality. When you think of hospitality, are you most comfortable as guest or as a host?
Posted by Naomi King on 16 January, 2012
Many Unitarian Universalists I know are prophetic people who work to make the world a better place. We are also people who also experience the world in binary ways: good/bad, just/evil, generous/stingy, courageous/fearful. Living faithfully and growing spiritually for those of us who find ourselves in binaries (when we’re not writing ancient computer code) comes through practicing charity.
Posted by Naomi King on 1 January, 2012
I rarely speak of faith as a noun, but rather of faithing and faithful living. Every day we’re invited on a risky adventure of living into our promises and aspirations, of growing spiritually, and of contributing to the blessings of this world.
Posted by Naomi King on 15 December, 2011
Hope is a virtue, which means it aids, abets, and bears goodness in the world. Yet hopefulness, like so many of the other virtues, is easily derided and denied. Hopefulness can be put down as unrealistic, or even as wish fulfillment. But hopefulness is not based in our hopes for shiny things or good parking spaces.