In the early nineties I brought my grandmother to church regularly while caring for her during the weekend. In 1992, I became a member of King’s Chapel making the conscious decision to return to my Unitarian roots.
I have worshipped at our Partner Church in Kolozsvár, Romania, a connection which began in 1922 by a group of Unitarian ministers, including my grandfather. I may not be able to recite all seven of the UUA Principles from memory, but I am most definitely a Unitarian. I identify with the following words from the Unitarian General Assembly, UK:
We, the constituent congregations, affiliated societies and individual members, uniting in a spirit of mutual sympathy, co-operation, tolerance and respect; and recognising the worth and dignity of all people and their freedom to believe as their consciences dictate; and believing that truth is best served where the mind and conscience are free.
Finally, I aspire to live by my grandfather’s simple words: “Faith is not an abstraction but a way of living.”