The New Testament we know today was translated and written by the Greeks, then translated into Latin, then into English. Yet Jesus was not Greek, nor were his disciples and followers. They spoke in Aramaic. This Sunday will be a refreshing, new look at the wisdom teachings from the New Testament as translated directly from the Aramaic language based on ancient, Aramaic texts from Syria, and from the Dead Sea Scrolls.
During the darkest time of the year, we are reminded of the joy that awaits the return of light and the anticipation of new beginnings. In our darkest times, it is the gift of love that lights our world, reminding us that we are not alone and encouraging us to move into our new beginnings. A joyous family celebration.
For many Unitarian Universalists, the joy of the season continues because of the gift of reclaiming religious language. When we embrace the power of naming and language, our truth becomes more real. Whether
we were raised UU or in another or no religious tradition, it’s important to name our UU experiences and language as sacred. How do we reclaim this language in a way that does not defy our experiences?