by Rev. Jim Foti
Throughout our lives, we humans are instructed to manage, ignore, and stifle our desires. At the same time, equally loud messages tell us to listen to, follow, and fulfill our desires. As E.B. White would say, “This makes it hard to plan the day.” Desire can be dangerous, powerful, life-giving — what are loving, thinking people to do? Where might we turn?
Rev. Jim Foti serves as the Assistant Minister at the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, where his portfolio includes pastoral care and adult learning. Jim received his master of divinity degree in 2013 from Meadville Lombard Theological School, a UU seminary in Chicago, and was ordained in 2015. Jim is a Milwaukee-area native and earned his undergraduate degree from UW-Madison. Before going into ministry, he had a 20-year career as a newspaper journalist. Jim lives in Minneapolis with his partner of 10 years, Ralph.