“…ritual is less about profound transitions and more about daily practices… They organize our emotional lives, prompt us to count our blessings along with our grievances, remind us to look up and out more often. They are about caring — for ourselves and those we love, even caring about those long dead who are a part of our larger story. They offer a sort of gentle time outside of time.”Courtney E. Martin on the onBeing blog from September 4, 2015
Rituals are so important in the development of our Unitarian Universalist faith– when we light a chalice, we feel the connection of Unitarian Universalists, known and unknown to us, who engage in this same practice all over the world. Rituals not only help us deepen our sense of connection to community, but also help us practice deepening our intentions.