Our first UU principle states that we affirm and promote the “inherent worth and dignity of every person.” But what does that really mean? When do we first get it? Do those who torture or commit other evil acts lose it? This sermon wrestles with the challenge of understanding the first principle and ends with an affirmation that it is best understood as religious language calling us to greater depths of engagement with others.
Alan Windle has been a member of USG since 2004. He has been both chair and co-chair of the Green Sanctuary Committee, chair of Worship Arts and Worship Associates, and has given in countless other ways of his time and talents. He is a software engineer by profession and a longtime practitioner of Buddhist meditation.