Online responses to 'UU World.'
At “Looking for Faith,” Shelby Meyerhoff wrote about Galen Guengerich’s theology of gratitude, “The Heart of Our Faith”: “Practicing awareness brings a sense of joy and happiness. But I viewed this earthly gratitude as perhaps separate from faith. Guengerich makes the point that gratitude can be a solid foundation for faith” (lookingforfaith.org, March 8).
The author of “Peaceful Turmoil” also enjoyed Guengerich’s article and linked it to the Buddhist practice of contemplating death: “Each day I will not be upset about what I haven’t had or what I’ve lost, but what I have had and what yet remains, seeing each day as a blessing. And at the moment of my death, if I am conscious, I will be grateful for the chance to live this life” (peacefulturmoil.blogspot.com, April 10).
The Rev. Adam Tierney-Eliot appreciated President William G. Sinkford’s “Our Calling” column about the UUA’s purposes. “[The] purpose of the UUA has a lot to do with serving the congregations and little to do with what those congregations should believe. I like that and hope that it stays that way so there is room for the diversity of perspective that makes us great” (revtierneyeliot.net, February 27).
Elizabeth199, the ministerial-student author of “Elizabeth’s Little Blog,” wrote several times about Amy Hassinger’s article “Ethical Eating,” but wondered, as a vegetarian: “Is there any way for a vegetarian/vegan to suggest that vegetarianism/veganism is the best option for eating without it coming across as obnoxious proselytizing?” (elizabethslittleblog.wordpress.com, March 7).
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Christopher L. Walton is editor of UU World. He holds degrees from Harvard Divinity School and the University of Utah and is a member of the Church of the Larger Fellowship.