For your consideration….

Unless we are ill, we know right from wrong. We know it in our head and in our heart. We know that there is a standard by which we must live following standards, rules and laws so that we have a civilized world. We all know this. We may not like them. They may not always be convenient. We may break some of them sometimes and suffer consequences. We all know this.

Our message today is about the “all.” Under God, we are all created unique but equal. We are all an equal part of the Oneness. No one has privilege or is exempt yet some would claim they do. Specifically, those people in sports, entertainment and politics seemingly set themselves up as privileged. They act as though there is a separate set of standards, rules and laws that they must follow. Not so.

Our message tells us why it is important for us to remember this. Our children will inherit from us. They learn from us. While we teach tolerance and forgiveness, we also teach consequences. Everyone, no matter who they are, suffers consequences for their actions. At least they should. There is not a separate set of rules for celebrity status even though it looks that way sometimes. Even though celebrities often skate out of consequences, it is not ok. Lying, cheating and stealing is not ok…not for anyone. We need to make that clear to our children.

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.

-Stand strong in the person you are.

What made me smile yesterday…..

-A morning chat with Jody. So excited for her upcoming visit.

-I sent a message to Vicki. She actually answered and will try to get together with us while Jody is home.

-A successful trip to Joanne’s. I loved my helper who says, “Yes, this is the job I took after I retired. I work here so I can buy fabric.” -New recipes.

-Bruce and I really laughed. Another one of those commercials came on with all of the disclaimers. I told him about a conversation Mac, Taylor, AJ and I had the day before. One of those commercials came on the TV.

AJ, “Mimi, why do they put those ads on?”

Me, “I think they have to make people aware.”

AJ, “It doesn’t seem right. They are scary. They creep me out.”

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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