“It Doesn’t Have to Be Like This”

Writing in UU World magazine, UUA President Peter Morales says that the “implicit” gospel of Unitarian Universalism “goes something like this:
  • It doesn’t have to be like this.
  • Love must guide us.
  • It is up to us.
It doesn’t have to be like this: our present divisions, inequality, and conflicts are not inevitable. We can move toward the beloved community. We can shape the future.
Love must guide us: everyone matters. We are in this together. We are all part of one another. Your suffering is ultimately my suffering. If we are truly compassionate, that compassion will guide all our decisions.
It is up to us: we cannot rely on supernatural intervention or on someone else. For good or ill, we will create our shared future together.