Exploring Our Monthly Theme
April Theme: Transformation
From our Director of Religious Education:
Spring is upon us! What a perfect time of year for our Theme: TRANSFORMATION. Transformation is simply when something changes. This month here in New Jersey, we get to watch as the Earth transforms itself again. The flowers bloom, trees start to turn green and animals reappear after a long winter.
As human beings, we are in a constant state of transformation as our mind, body and heart grow. Part of our free faith is that we commit ourselves to transformation as we strive to be the very best person we can be. We also know that as Unitarian Universalists, we are always asking questions and learning on our path to find what is right and true. In May, we will be hearing from our Coming of Age class as they present their credo statements, or belief statements. Our youth spend a year reflecting on where they have been and what they believe in this moment in time. We tell them that these beliefs are a snapshot of who they are now and their beliefs in this moment in life. It is possible that as they look back on their credos in later years, they may see some things have changed. How have your beliefs evolved over time?
This month, we celebrate the gift of transformation. Look for signs of it in the world around you and in yourself. Ask yourself, how do I work for transformation in myself and to transform the world into a peaceful, fair, and free place for all.
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