“Past the seeker as he prayed came the crippled and the beggar and the beaten. And seeing them, he cried, “Great God, how is it that a loving creator can see such things and yet do nothing about them?” God said, “I did do something. I made you.” ― Sufi saying
Ours is a theology of engagement. We draw inspiration and truth from experiencing each other and the world around us. In doing so, we necessarily witness both the beauty and brokenness of our larger community and environment. Not everyone is suited for rolling paint or standing in a protest line, but there are many ways of engaging in this vital work:
In the In-Between Times
How do we relate to the world when we are not actively engaged in social justice work? What happens when we are standing in the grocery store line? How do our values express themselves in the In-Between Times? How will you engage the world?
Praxis for the In-Between Times
Here is when praxis informs us and supports us. Here are spiritual atributes most sought by Unitarian Universalists as expressed in our Seven Principles:
See you in the grocery store line. See you in church.
Lifespan Religious Educator