Heart Thoughts: Many Paths, One God

Do you know that you are a precious child of God and loved just the way that you are? That is the truth about you!

I hope your Memorial weekend was the best! The weather here in my area was amazing. Speaking of weather, if you have been at the church recently you are seeing vegetables coming up and, with warmer weather, they are going to need watering during the week. Next Sunday, there will be a signup sheet where you can volunteer for a day to come and give them a drink. We are so grateful to Cynthia Talbot and Connie Troumbley for their dedication in getting the beds cleared and the plants planted.

I began a new series on Sunday using the book The Third Coming by Unity minister and author Jim Rosemergy. Here is what Rosemergy shared in the introduction: “If something is truly spiritual, it must be part of every spiritual way of life. It cannot be the sole claim of a single religion. In fact, spiritual truths transcend religion.”

This began his exploration, which led him to see the common ground that Buddha, Moses, Muhammad, and Jesus trod. He learned that the founders of these religions were spiritual giants who not only walked on earth and occasionally on water, but they walked with God. Not only did they walk with God, but they experienced the Creator and turned their lives over to a divine plan.

Here are some of the teachings from these spiritual giants:

My teachings are older than the world. How can you grasp their meaning? If you want to know me, look inside your heart. ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

One must know that no existing thing has an independent existence.
One must know that all things are interdependent. ~ Precepts of the Gurus, Tibetan Buddhist Text

And your God is one God, there is no God but
The One, the Compassionate, the Merciful. ~ The Koran, Surah 2

I and my father are one…understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.
~ Jesus, John 10:30, 38

These great way-showers have much for us to learn from them. The most important element of their lives for me to take away is: Although they taught many truths that help us move out of the areas that keep us in bondage, the most remarkable thing that stands out is that THEY LIVED WHAT THEY TAUGHT!

If you missed the service, you can watch it here.

And thank you to Jaclyn Ashla for the beautiful, guided meditation following the message.

Have a blessed week

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

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