On Faith and Fear in the Autumnal Equinox

Anne Lamott quotes her pastor as saying, “the opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty.” We deepen into our theme for the month by exploring our expectation that faith comforts, erases pain, fear, and doubt.

September Theme: Expectation
We’ve all heard the line: “You get what you expect.” It’s very UU. Liberal religion has always emphasized the tremendous power human beings have to shape their reality. And not just with our actions, but also with our expectations. We know that if you expect people to be good, they will likely rise to the task. If you have faith in your plans, opportunities will likely appear. And yet shaping reality and trusting reality are two very different things.

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