I Need, I Need, I Need, I Need, I Need
Sermon by Ben Robins, Seminarian.
This week's sermon is about becoming more comfortable expressing our need. As Unitarian Universalists, we often focus on making the world a better place, putting aside our own need. We do have opportunities to express our need, such as in our monthly Journey Groups, but having need has not fully become a part of who we are as UU's.
Our 7 Principles honour our inherent worth and dignity, but do not directly honour our need. Our 6 Sources implicitly teach that wisdom comes from places of strength (such as ancient traditions and prophetic voices), whereas our sexual education curriculum recognizes that much wisdom comes from the voices of the marginalized and oppressed, those in need.
The sermon title is a line from the movie "What About Bob", in which Bill Murray's character follows his psychiatrist on vacation, and breaks down in front of him, saying "I need, I need, I need, I need."
This week, let us fully own how expressing our need can let the spirit in.