These are days of uncertainty when behaviors, perhaps even our own, bring into question our First Principle. Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote, as their First Principle, “the inherent worth and dignity of every person.” This implies that we must treat everyone as a person of worth and dignity, and that can be really hard to do. Let’s be honest, some individuals don’t exhibit much worth and dignity. And sometimes our first impression of a person is not as an individual but as a group member. We see race, gender expression, or social status — all of which affect the life of the person before us but are not the totality of the person. If we really believe in worth and dignity, how do we live our lives?
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- Dr. Michael Franch, Guest Speaker
- Annie Lavin, Service Leader
- Al Martinez, Musician