We have been attending the Unitarian Universalist Chuch. Every Sunday when the kids go out to go to their class we create a Bridge of Love for them to walk under and sing these words.
How could anyone ever tell you, you are anything less than beautiful?
How could anyone ever tell you, you were less than whole?
How could anyone fail to notice that your loving is a miracle?
How deeply you're connected to my soul.
The song touched me the first Sunday we attended. This last Sunday as I was thinking about the words I realized this is something we should be singing to everyone from cradle to grave.
It has been very different for me to attend a Church where there are no prayers, no sacrament, none of the rituals I am used to. There are rituals but they are non-denominational rituals. The main focus seems to be on how we are all connected to each other - the word they use is "inter-dependent". It has made me think about the purpose of organized religion. Does every religion really have a different purpose? I understand they all have a different belief system with some elements being shared among many religions - but isn't, or shouldn't, the main purpose to be to care for one another, to form a community of support and love?
I think I will always be a Mormon at heart but I am giving myself permission to try and fit into this new community that seems so welcoming and non-judgmental.