Reflecting » A Hospitable Faith
Posted by Jim VanderWeele on 7 February, 2012
I was not a Unitarian Universalist for the first 43 years of my life. A synchronicity of events drew me to our faith, but I became rooted in our faith tradition when I first read the principles and purposes that unite our congregations (including the CLF) to our Association.
Posted by Jim VanderWeele on 4 November, 2011
A disaster strikes fiercely and suddenly. It shatters our homes and property. It puts an end to many community services. It plays havoc with our interiors. A disaster leads people into and through stages of despair. Our once-so-comfortable-existence is replaced with anger, grief, frustration, and confusion. Looking back, I now see this after the disaster calamity as a null zone. In many cases a null zone impinges into the life of those who try to reconstitute themselves after the disaster.