The Light of Order: The Power of Organization, Adjustment, and Evolution

Sunday Message by Rev. Pat Bessey

GOD is so good, all the time! We have met our goal for the roof!!!! Thank you to all who have contributed to make this happen. I am taking a little liberty with a Margaret Mead quote: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed congregants can get done what is needed; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. In a very few weeks you will see the results of what you have done!

We want to give a special shout out to Maria Lundy as she moves on from the kitchen leadership role. For more than a couple of years she has been faithful in making sure that we are fed every Sunday. Not only is she creative with her cooking; she also shares that creativity by making Unity Hall festive with decorations for each season and holiday. She is continuing with the decorating for which we are so grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you Maria… you are a blessing to us all.

Do you believe we live in an orderly universe? Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, says in his book Mysteries of Genesis“Order is the first law of the universe. Indeed, there could be no universe unless its various parts are kept in perfect balance.”

We see this in the rising and setting of the sun; winter gives way to spring; apple seeds grow into apples.

From the book Divine Audacity: “Order is built into life. Order is the architecture of the universe. Everything, from the spirals of a nautilus to hexagonal honeycomb, from infinity lines to ever-expanding circles, displays an orderliness that dazzles scientist and theologians alike…”

The three principles of order are organization, adjustment and evolution.

When our ability to order is underdeveloped, we are not able to create much balance in our life, and when we need to adjust to change it also is not easy. We also are unable to sequence events and activities that results in being disorganized, needing to backtrack or redo things in order to finish the project.

When our ability to order is overdeveloped it shows up as being fastidious and obsessive. Everything needs to be in its place. We need to be compulsive about things being done in a certain way and order.

You can see that balance is an aspect of order as well. We can organize our thoughts, words and actions in concert with divine order.

Again, from Charles Fillmore, “Even in the small details of life, such as dress, conversation, eating, sleeping, and working, system and order enable one to live a richer and fuller life.”

Next Sunday I will be giving the message on the Light of Release: The Power of Cleansing, Renunciation, and Repentance.

You are a blessing in my life.

Rev. Pat Bessey

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