See the Good in All Things; See God in Everything.Several months ago, while participating in a Zoom meeting, I noticed a sign hanging on the wall behind a participant's head. From the camera's distance, it appeared to be an eye chart, the kind that is used in an optometrist’s office. I could read the larger letters; however, some words I could not make out. It was a business meeting, and I should have been focusing on the topic at hand, not looking at the furnishing of his home. However, it was something about that sign that was calling out to me.
The genesis of this blog goes back to a day last month after a seven-inch snowfall. I was spending time in our backyard shoveling a section to allow our Jack Russell Terrier space to take care of business without having to be in snow up to her belly. Shovel in hand, I began to uncover small patches of grass in the midst of the mass of snowy white crystals. This got me to thinking, we have lived in this house and walked this yard for the last sixteen years. Before that, at least three owners of this property preceded us, walking around that same yard.
Do you suppose that every soul brings into its incarnation an intention? Or to put it another way, that every incarnation is a continuation of that entity's unfoldment towards the full and complete spiritualization of itself.
I learned that from being in Unity.
“We’ve never closed…. we’re just doing “church” a bit differently for now”
“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul,
and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
There is no other commandment greater than these.Jesus of Nazareth, Matt 22:37-39
Ministry in 2021:
It seems that we are at a crossroads; that humanity is confronted with the harsh reality that we can no longer play the game of life for the short term gains; that humankind can no longer keep blinders on regarding conditions beyond their own borders,
Recently the Great Lakes Region completed its annual conference. Due to the continued issues related to the Covid-19, the conference was held virtually. The conference focused on re-imaging the spiritual community. We listened to speakers talk of the issues they have faced during this difficult time, how they responded, and how they were planning moving forward. We heard issues related to the Covid-19 lockdowns and the challenges of moving to a virtual environment.
Lately I’ve been reminded of the Simon & Garfunkel song, “Bridge Over Troubled Waters.”
“When you're weary, feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all
I’m on your side. “