Cristian, remind us of Unity’s second Basic Belief:
Our Essence is of God; therefore, we are inherently Good.
The world is full of negativity: despair, loneliness, envy, death. This shouldn’t blind us to the good that exists in the world and in ourselves! When tempted to give in and give up, our best course of action is to GIVE of ourselves.
Spiritual giants from time immemorial have taught us the futility of chasing after the wind. We cannot catch the wind and hold it any more than we can catch and hold joy by chasing it. In this modern day, it’s even harder to find joy when we’re bombarded by all manner of influences designed to keep us hungering after more, more, more! The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu both teach us that the outer world will not satisfy us nor bring us joy. They direct us to the inner life and inner values. The nature of true joy is our own true nature. As we come to identify with and become one with the divinity within, joy become our true expression of life on earth.
Inspired by school graduations this month, we’ve created our own Master’s Program in Spirituality. Since this weekend is Memorial Weekend, it feels important to look at the role that remembering plays in getting our Master’s in Spirituality.
There are three points to consider:
Remember and honor those who have lost their lives in service to our country.
Remember that no matter what is happening in our lives, God is Present!
Remember that this life is just a short stop on the eternal journey, so make it count towards LIFE everlasting!
Perhaps the most confusing parable in the Gospels will be discussed this Sunday. What seems to be a tale of being rewarded for cheating by the one cheated isn’t really that at all. The true teachers of enlightenment don’t care if their students cheat them out of materials.
What they care about is: Have we helped them learn to awaken? This is a tale of Awakening!
Ever have that feeling that life is pretty much the same day after day? The intense, fleeting sensation of this is called deja vu. What if we really do live the same day over and over again? How can we break out of that rut?
In John 3:1-21, the story of Nicodemus(“Nick at night”), offers us some clues for living a new life that are easy to understand but difficult to implement.