Why Checking In Matters


I see friends shaking hands, saying “How do you do?”
They’re really saying “I love you.”
— “What a Wonderful World”

Before Allison and I moved to Virginia, we spent four years in Colorado where I studied at the Iliff School of Theology and worked in the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Actually, we spent year three in New Mexico where I was a student minister at First Unitarian in Albuquerque.  That internship immersed me in congregational life in ways that I had never experienced as a layperson — and I was one of those Unitarian Universalists who was used to spending more evenings in programs and meetings at my congregation than I did at home! — as a result of which I developed new perspectives on many of the things we do as Unitarian Universalists.

For example, it felt strange to me, getting back to work and school…

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