This is the 4th part of a 6-part series.

The third smooth stone makes explicit that our purpose as a liberal faith community is to actually work toward making the Beloved Community a reality. Not to just talk about what’s wrong with the world, not to just form committees and discussion groups,  but to actually do something that makes a difference.

Though this is a foundation of religious humanism I find I use metaphors of the Judeo-Christian tradition.

  • We are the mouths of God in that we provide public witness against injustice.
  • We are the hands of God that help to feed and clothe the poor.
  • We are the embodiment of the Holy Spirit as we tend to the sick or visit the prisoner.


About the Author
Rev. Renee Ruchotzke
Leadership Development Consultant, Central East Regional Group (CERG) of the UUA. I have a vision of Unitarian Universalist congregations being led by thousands of diverse, spiritually mature and passionate people ready and willing to spread the good news of liberal religion.  I believe ministry is best when shared between lay and professional leaders. More information about me can be found on the UUA website.