Sunday Sermon: Experience vs. Innocence

A couple of years ago, I wrote about my experience attending a pair of Unitarian Universalist churches. I didn’t stick with going (I’m not ready for the community aspect of the church experience), but I love the UU approach to religion and how to be in the world.

I sporadically listen to UU sermons, but I want to make it a weekly Sunday morning habit. Perhaps posting snippets that resonate with me will keep me honest.

That said, here’s a snippet from this week’s sermon, From Childhood to Childlike Wisdom by Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto:

“Experience shouldn’t replace innocence. Some of that spirit of innocence is needed–that freshness, that wonder. And then experience is needed as well. Maybe the innocence keeps us from falling into cynicism and experience can keep us from walking with our head in the clouds. We need synthesis.”

You can listen to the entire sermon here.

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