For your consideration…

What do you really think when you hear or say the words, “Let me be brutally honest.”? That is the question we were given for today’s message. As I asked myself that, I realized that..for me…it was somewhat foreboding which begs the next question, “Why?”

If we have to ask that question, then we know that we do not always speak our truth. Sometimes we lie but more often we just leave things out. We color the truth to make the situation easier or acceptable. We say what we think if most appropriate. We mince our words.

We are reminded today that our authentic truth is always appropriate. It is always exactly what the situation needs. This might be scary to us but we are asked to consider that maybe it isn’t always the truth that is scary but the delivery of it instead. How we deliver the authentic truth matters. If we can leave judgment and anger out of it, and use compassion, comfort, kindness, understanding etc. instead, then the authentic truth can be heard.

The authentic truth matters. We have it for a reason. It is necessary. When we use ours we create the space for others to do the same.

We are asked to live and speak our authentic truth.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

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

-Affirm…“I am loved.”

-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.

-Live and speak authentically.

What made me smile yesterday…

-A chill PJ day.

-Weeding and laundry done.

-I’ve been hungry for meat loaf for so long. No one makes it like my mother but every so often I give it a try. Last nights attempt was one of my better ones.

-Catching up with Alex.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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