Imagination: A Note from Our Minister January 2021
Happy New Year
Dear UUCLV family and friends,
We have made it to a new theme and I hope you find this one exciting.
Jan: Imagination is the theme for January.
The practice of waking up to possibility.
The healing practice of putting ourselves in other people’s shoes
The practice of completing the world by conjuring up its missing parts.
The practice of allowing hope to widen our view.
In The Conduct of Life, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “We live by our imaginations, by our admirations, by our sentiments. The child walks amid heaps of illusions, which he does not like to have disturbed.”
I find Emerson’s words spot on. In fact I think that most adults don’t want the dreams or flights of fancy disturbed. Yet we must always be mindful of the context, the locus, the place we find ourselves. I hope we can use this month and this theme to dream and imagine this community of ours and this congregation rising to new heights. It is my prayer and a hope of mine that the adage that you must imagine it before it becomes so may happen for us as we imagine the very best for us all.