“A Sense of Wonder” is the title of a painting Tom and I got in an auction at a science fiction convention many years ago. It’s whimsical, with a cat tumbling upside down, interacting with a tiny figure sitting on a flower. You can only see the figure from the back – so you can see its wings.
A sense of wonder. Our Unitarian Universalist tradition looks to our sense of wonder – our direct experience of wonder and mystery – as one of our primary sources of inspiration. Many of us may remember when the whole world was new for us, when we were full of questions and curiosity about EVERYTHING. Then we grow up, and we think we know everything we need to know.
Rebecca Folsom, gracing us with her musical gifts, reminded us to “wonder.” To approach new people and situations with the openness of “hmmm…”
“Hmmm, I wonder what would happen if…” “Hmmm, I wonder who this is – and what their gifts and passions are?” “Hmmm…”
Let’s explore curiosity – and wonder – together.
See you soon!
Rev. Lori Hlaban
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