It’s easy to assume that we’re better off when we see things clearly, and can work from an accurate analysis of ourselves and the world around us. But realism has its limits, and there may be a greater role for illusion than we generally acknowledge.
The Rev. Libby Smith, M.Div., was ordained in 1992 and has served congregations in Rockport, MA, Warrrington, PA and Langhorne, PA. She also spent five years at chaplain at the (now closed) UU House here in Germantown. Now calling herself semi-retired, she does occasional adjunct work for the Central East Region of the UUA and enjoys the chance to do pulpit supply and rites of passage on request. She is delighted to return to USG!