An Attitude of Gratitude

Armand and Angelina

Sunday Service by Guest Presenters Armand and Angelina

Message from Rev. Pat Bessey:

Did I ever tell you that I have the best job on the planet? Well if I didn’t, I am telling you now. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday and often to introduce to you some amazing people. This past Sunday we hosted for the first time Armand and Angelina. This couple have been sharing their gift of music with Unity congregations around the country for nearly 20 years, and this is the first time I have experienced them. What a delight.

Their message was about gratitude. Being grateful for everything that shows up in your life. When someone asks you how you are, answer with “I am grateful.” Armand said you can’t say that without getting a little smile on your face. Try it right now…say “I am grateful.” How does it make you feel? Can you feel that little smile start to form?

My hope is you will listen to their message and enjoy the beautiful music that accompanies the talk.

At the 8 a.m. service I continued with the I of the Storm series, and we looked at seeing conflict from a different perspective. Conflict occurs when we look outside ourselves for the answers. We forget that the answers are always within us. So if conflict sends you running and you want no part of it, but it keeps showing up in your life, then this may be helpful for you to hear.

What if you saw conflict as a signal that your soul is calling you higher? Conflict always takes us to the edge of our resourcefulness and a time to surrender. And in the surrender, we realize that how we have been operating in the past isn’t working any longer, so conflict encourages us to try a different way. Conflict is a great motivator. Whatever is going on in your life is there to bring you into greater alignment with the Truth of who you are.

Our darkness and insecurities reveal themselves – not as weaknesses, but as areas of potential. Conflict leads to rebirth and transformation. I bet this is a new way of thinking about conflict for you.

Next Sunday concludes the series with “Our Purpose is to Make a Difference.”

You are a blessing in my life.
Rev. Patricia Bessey

Comments are closed.