Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “God has given to all. The spirit of God is a transcendent, infallible guide.” This God manifests through listening to our souls. This God also takes shape through all the glories and mysteries of nature. From the miracle of the first cells of sludge coming out of the waters and becoming land animals, to sperm and egg combining to reproduce a next miraculous generation of life, to butterflies migrating from Mexico to Canada every year even though not one single butterfly ever makes the trip twice. What a miraculous God!
“Give them not Hell, but hope and courage.” Universalist John Murray’s famous words encapsulate the essential message of early Universalism, and Universalists have continued to this day to proclaim a belief in a God of limitless love. How does the “good news” of Universalism inform the living of our Unitarian Universalist faith in our times?