Steward’s Corner: Worship is joy for whole person

The Unitarian Universalist minister, Rev. Walker Wikstrom said that “he could not imagine for himself any way of being a Christian without being a Unitarian Universalist.” I could say the same.

I had been a UU for 30-odd years when I became a Christian, because, as a UU, I finally came to appreciate more and more the key values of Christianity: community and involvement-community meaning belonging to the congregation and to humanity; involvement meaning responsibility toward all living beings and caring for them.

To me, Christ is the embodiment of all that is good in human nature, united in one spirit. I worship Christ when I revere a great President like Barack Obama, or when I am inspired by a dedicated minister like Nan White, or when I adore the dearest person in my life. Worship expresses Faith in human nature and Hope for human history.

Not many churches would accept me, because, as a UU, I believe that every person should think for herself and never blindly accept prescribed rules and regulations or dogma. I believe that Faith requires a clear mind as well as a clear heart and soul; but the mind alone cannot find Faith. Worship is a joy for the whole person.

Margaret St Clair
Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship