Thursday, November 27, 2003
Dinner with Huston Smith.
Heather Janules reports on a day spent with the world religions scholar Huston Smith (whose wife is a Unitarian Universalist).
I appreciated how Huston spoke of the essence of Christianity: “We are in good hands. Out of gratitude, we are called to relieve each other’s burdens.” And the gift that Christianity offers? Forgiveness. Quoting Nelson Mandela, “there is no future without forgiveness.”
On Unitarian Universalism, "Smith celebrated our ways of building community and our social-justice work, but challenged us to abandon our resistance to 'transcendence.'" Good stuff at Chrysalis.
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