For your consideration….

Have you ever been part of, experienced or witnessed a situation where a person is ignored or bullied. Then a kind, brave person steps forward to be their advocate or protector and suddenly their true self is freed. It is as though they have escaped and are allowed to be themselves and a full partner with the others who shunned them. Then over time, as they become more secure, they ignore or bully someone else. The oppressed become the oppressors. Have you ever seen that?

Today our message is very simple and clear. It is never ok to minimize someone or their beliefs. And to do so, we minimize ourselves. It is just that simple. There are no exceptions to the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” There is no exception that says, “Unless you don’t believe in the same things.”

We are asked to respect each individual and their right to their belief system. Doing so in no way obligates us to change our own belief system. We may or may not. We have a choice. We always have a choice…..each and every one of us.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take…..

-Meditate/pray….ask…”What is my next step for my highest good and the highest good of all?”

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Be kind.

What made me smile yesterday……

-Uhg….that “yearly” (albeit not so yearly) physical is over.

-Picked up the last few things for Alex’s very last “care package.” It feels good to say that even though so won’t be home for a long time yet.

-Another SKYPE call.

-Catching up with Carol.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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