The Impediment in Choosing: Emerson, Gifts, and Progress

picture of a gift wrapped in gold paper and tied with a red ribbonIt is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world owes the world more than [it] can pay [. . .] I do not think this general insolvency [. . .] to be the reason of the difficulty experienced at Christmas and New Year, and other times, in bestowing gifts; since it is always so pleasant to be generous, though very vexatious to pay debts. 

But the impediment lies in the choosing. If, at any time, it comes into my head, that a present is due from me to somebody, I am puzzled what to give, until the opportunity is gone. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, white Unitarian and Trancendentalist (1803-1882)

Join us to reflect on our community’s questions, considerations, and learnings about the proposed 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism. What does it mean to work out this choice? This service features the members of the Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Team, Pastor Ninán, Music Team members and more.

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