I Am Curious UU
By Jon Sievert
The Rev. Marti Keller, a lifelong Unitarian Universalist, discusses the need for curiosity at this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service.
By Rev. Marti Keller
Sun, Apr 12, 10:30am
La Posada de la Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15
Eleanor Roosevelt once remarked, “I think at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask for a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.” The quality of being curious would seem to be in our human DNA, but not necessarily so. From probing the truth in Bible stories to explaining the state of our natural world, the urge to investigate can serve us well, depending on the spirit in which we do so.
Rev. Marti Keller is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist, daughter and sister of prominent scientists, whose hardwired curiosity has sometimes served her well. She has served as both a parish and community minister in the southern region of the United States for the past 16 years. She is also a past president of Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness, co-editor of Jewish Voices in Unitarian Universalism (Skinner House 2014), Vice President of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, and a frequent contributor to its journal. Prior to her ordination, she was a cultural reporter, arts critic, and columnist, as well as a director of public affairs and government relations for Planned Parenthood in California. In addition to her journalism and personal essays, she is a published poet, including several recent chapbooks and publication in women’s presses. She also has a long career in social justice work, including reproductive justice and the human rights of women and children.
The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at La Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15 and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Visitors are invited to attend the service and then join the UUs for coffee and snacks afterwards. The room is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our website at www.uufsma.org.