Our May Touchstones theme is “Acceptance.” The word “accept” comes from the Old French and means to “take what is offered.” The Latin root acceptare means to “take or receive willingly.” Acceptance involves give and take, both literally (e.g., I offer acceptance and you receive it) and symbolically (i.e., there must be flexibility in the interaction). Acceptance is a transactional virtue along a relational continuum that moves from hostility/rejection/intolerance, and ignoring to tolerance, acceptance, respect/esteem, love, and unconditional love.
Join us during the month of May as we explore the role of acceptance in our lives!
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Ways to Engage Acceptance This Month
- Theme Services:
- May 9, 10:00am: “Mothered by Acceptance: How Care and Love Shapes Who We Are,” Rev. Chris Rothbauer
- Second Hours will focus on Acceptance throughout the month.
- Covenant Groups will be discussing the theme at our meetings this month.
- Facebook and Instagram Posts: Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for daily quotes on our May theme.