Rev. Tom McCready told us that this year’s General Assembly was the best he had ever been to, due to the quality of the worship and community. There had been a palpable respect for different theological positions; a desire to create a sacred space for all. It gave him hope for the future of Unitarianism and its genuine commitment to an inclusive faith.
It reminded him that while we all hold many different opinions, not least himself, his opinions are not what worship is about. Worship is about, among other things: celebration; a sharing of hearts and minds; being reminded of joy or of the wisdom of the human heart; a glimpse into the human condition and the lessons to be learnt there; creating a sacred space for those struggling to find a balance between sorrow and astonishing joy. The ‘God’ that we allow to enter into this space- is it real? Who knows? But it is a restoring presence that we meet in the quiet, sacred centre of our heart. The peace and power that comes then to us is real. It is never more than a heartbeat away. It is worthy of our trust and worship.