November 16, 2009: You do not have to be perfect.

Posted on : Nov 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Still Speaking

Greetings! My name is Christina Shu and I’m currently working as an interfaith hospital chaplain. My own faith tradition is Unitarian Universalism, which allows me freedom to develop a deep personal spirituality within a diverse community of compassionate, justice-loving religious seekers. Unitarian Universalism is a non-creedal religion, which means that we do not have a dogmatic view of belief, nor do we have one sacred scripture to rely on. Instead, we embrace traditional religious scriptures, words of wise women and men, literature, poetry, and more as sacred texts. Some people joke that the Bible for Unitarian Universalists was written by Mary Oliver, and it’s true that her poems are often read during our Sunday services. Her poems often articulate a deeply embodied spirituality, found in nature and ordinary living. The following poem is one of my favorites, and I return to it again and again for comfort and inspiration. payroll service homely.