Wise Words, January 2020
It seems like only yesterday we were awaiting the turn of century (yes, I know there are disputes about when it actually started ) and whether computers would continue to function once the year 2000 began! They did and life has gone on amazingly well in the intervening years!
As we begin 2020 there is the not the trepidation with technology that 2000 brought. There are worries and concerns about other things in the world. One of my concerns for the new decade is raising up kids that understand we are not alone in the world. That we all must work together to ensure that the world is a safe and good place. I really like the children’s version of the Principles:
- We believe that each and every person is important.
- We believe that all people should be treated fairly and kindly.
- We believe that we should accept one another and keep on learning together.
- We believe that each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.
- We believe that all persons should have a vote about the things that concern them.
- We believe in working for a peaceful, fair, and free world.
- We believe in caring for our planet Earth, the home we share with all living things.
Part of my responsibility here at Peoples is to help the children of the congregation develop and form their faith. It is not just my responsibility. It is the responsibility of the parents as well. The responsibility also extends to members of the congregation. There was recently a discussion on a LREDA group about the phrase “You can’t build UU children without UU adults.” That is so very true. It does take a whole congregation!!
As we begin this new decade (arguments on whether it is the beginning or not understood ) what role can you play in helping the children of Peoples develop their faith to help them make the world a better place? At Peoples we hold the Principles as being vitally important to what we do. How can you help instill those Principles in the children of the congregation? Reach out to me with ways you as a UU adult can help grow UU children.