Midweek Devotion #1
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Science thought out is religious thought. Science felt out is religious feeling and science lived out is religious life. And so beauty thought out is religious thought. Beauty felt out is religious feeling, and beauty lived out is religious life.
And so also reason followed from the near end lands us in religious thought, feeling, and life.
And is not the same true of love and duty, and any of the great verities of the life that now is?
-Jenkin Lloyd Jones (b. 1843), Unitarian Universalist minister, delivered at a ministerial conference, May 1887
Take a GoodMinute:
What is the relationship for you between science and religion?
Why do you think this preacher wanted to link thought, feeling, and living?
We don’t normally associate feeling with science, or thinking with beauty. What happens when you begin to associate those concepts?
How would you answer his last question about love and duty and the “great verities” (truths) of life? Are they thought and felt out as religious?