The Capable Heart

10 am
Celebrant: Susan Gross

The idea of a “capable” heart comes from 12th century Sufi Muslim mystic and philosopher Ibn Arabi. He championed the idea of a religion of love—a religion that does not balk at differences in theology or ritual but expands to embrace all. Did we think Unitarian Universalism had this idea first? What else can we learn from a poet born in 1160 in Murcia, a then-Islamic city in what is now Spain? And what will the world become if we encourage one another, and ourselves, to develop a “capable heart”?

Special music by Madeline Echternacht