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Theme for 2016: Think Globally/Act Locally
JULY MINISTER'S MESSAGE: Loving Kindness and Forgiveness
"You hold in your hand an invitation: to remember the transforming power of forgiveness and loving kindness; to remember that no matter where you are and what you face, within your heart peace is possible."
~ Jack Kornfield
This month we dive into one of the most difficult (at least for me) practices necessary to live a fully free life - forgiveness. And difficult though it may be, it is also an essential tool for transformation and growth on the spiritual path we walk.
I think the difficulty may have to do with the famous analogy that forgiveness practice is similar to peeling an onion - layer by layer by layer. Those layers, each one of them, represent some deep personal work and also some willingness to let go and trust something unseen. The Course in Miracles has said that grace is that "something" unseen and forgiveness requires us to do everything we can possibly imagine to release and let go of hatred and pain - only then can grace carry us across the heart's chasm to freedom.
How we work with the layers, how we let go, what loving-kindness can do to help us in the process - these are all part of a month of Sundays on this practice.
And please don't miss my wonderful friend Charley Thweatt on July 16 & 17! Charley is a gifted musician and a long-time Course in Miracles practitioner. He will be offering a wonderful family-friendly concert on Saturday, July 16, and doing the Sunday talks for me on July 17th - a special treat!
Have a great month!
Our service on July 31, 2016 - 9:30am
Loving Kindness and Forgiveness:
Teachings on Love
The early service is an opportunity to attend a different kind of Service earlier on Sunday mornings. This Service is brief, just half an hour in length and will include prayer and a message and then lead into our regular fifteen-minute Sunday meditation. The message is unique at each service.