Holy Curiosity

This Month’s Theme:
Mystery: The Practice of Keeping Open

From a very young age, Unitarian Universalists learn that there are so many sources of wisdom in our world, each as beautiful and mysterious as the next, each holding a piece of truth. When we keep our hearts and minds open to big questions, mysteries, and different ideas, we become keepers of truth and wisdom, open to the beauty that surrounds us always.

Today, we explored the mysteries of the moon, of God, and big questions that have been pondered for generations. Through our wondering and exploration, we remind each other never to lose our holy curiosity, and that the mysteries are sometimes just as beautiful and the answers.

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.”-Albert Einstein

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Preschoolers explored the mysteries of our moon.

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Kindergarten and 1st grade classes wondered together about God.
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2nd and 3rd grades classes wondered about different faith traditions and the ideas each had to offer about God.

4th, 5th and 6th graders wrestled with big questions: where do we come from? Is there an afterlife? How did we get here? They then wondered together about answers from science, religion and other sources.

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Our children’s choir prepares for next week’s performance. Where is the Light?

Core Concepts from this week’s lessons:

Pre-K: Together we celebrate the wonder and mystery of the moon.
K-1:  Together, we explore the mystery of God.
2nd-3rd: Together, we explore the mystery of God and practice keeping open to different beliefs.
4th & 5th: We explore great mysteries and the wisdom of science and religion.
6th: We explore great mysteries and the wisdom of science and religion.

Interested in exploring some of these ideas at home?
Books:What Is God? by Etan Bortizer
Hide and Seek with God by Mary Ann Moore

 

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