Embracing our Ancestry

Our theme for November is Ancestry. One definition of Ancestry is “persons comprising a line of lineage.” Some of the people making up the long line of our lineage are blood relatives, others are part of the ancestral history that we claim as ours. Our Unitarian Universalist faith is fond of the latter. In both cases, the people’s lives become a part of our story. What does it mean to be a people of ancestry? Perhaps to answer this question, we must also ask ourselves to identify the people who have most influenced who we are or who we aspire to be?