Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ritual and the Way Forward

I suspect that a heretofore-overlooked source of Unitarian Universalist religious meaning and sustenance lies in the act of doing ritual. On this view, religion functions like a musical score that requires execution for artistic liberation. Linda J. Hoddy reminds us: “Here, in this space made sacred by our shared lives and our shared yearnings, may we find new courage, new generosity of spirit, forgiveness given and received, and rededication to the higher purposes of our lives.” May liturgical play unearth new paths towards spiritual and ethical fulfillment in community, thereby unleashing through ritual the possibility of reimagining worldly redemption.

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