From Childhood to Childlike Wisdom

The philosopher Paul Ricoeur says we all must outgrow the naive beliefs of childhood, but that as we mature, we may come to a form of wisdom that combines the best of adult understanding with the simplicity of a child’s encounter with the world. Perhaps this “second naivete” can help our faith tradition, which in some ways has been stuck for too long in an adolescent world-weariness, to become re-energized. And at the same time, each of us, as individuals on our own journey through belief and doubt, might find richer insight.

Worship Leader: Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern

Worship Associate: Miles Chen

Special Music: Yuri Liberzon, classical guitar

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