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Points to Remember – “Palm Sunday: Following the Way of Jesus”
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Psychologists tell us that the one thing common in those experiencing depression is a disappointment. This comes from high expectations not fulfilled. We may believe that God has let us down. During this past year our lives have been so out-of-order and for many, filled with loss. Yet we’ve all tended to do the best we could under the circumstances and would do well to be easy on ourselves.
Many spiritual leaders in the Bible felt depression including the prophets Job, Elijah, Jonah, and Jeremiah. Each was victorious over depression by:
1..Continuing to believe God was working in their lives.
2..Maintaining a relationship where they both talked and listened to God
3..Claiming the promises of God, continuing to trust God.
One of the Truths we teach in Unity is the presence of Divine Mind within each person. God has placed within the being of each person Divine Universal Mind which every one of us can embrace. And, when we do, we can be assured we are living in God’s flow.
Each person, if they are willing, can move out of a state of depression or anxiety. This comes about when you grasp the Truth that life is ongoing, not limited to our earthly experience. When our time here is over, there are friendly, helpful, welcoming Guides – under the direction of a loving, compassionate God – to receive us into the Divine Realm. Once you embrace this Truth, you can live with ease, knowing our ultimate wellbeing is assured.
Having accepted this Truth, there is obviously no reason to defer your trust in God until you depart this world. Rather you can exercise this trust in God right now. And when you do, you see that you can know every situation, each circumstance, all conditions of life can be entrusted to God. When you do this, you live in a state of total freedom of anything that could cause depression in your life.
Jesus showed us how to live a successful life by doing that which serves others. He did so by trusting God that is not seen visibly. And he also employed tools that are not, in and of themselves visible including: Love, Kindness, Gratitude, Forgiveness, Joy, and Peace.
On that first Palm Sunday, Jesus lived true to his teachings and to his being, demonstrating his Message of Truth. He did so even though it was obvious the people around him had not gotten his real message and were instead caught up in hero worship, wanting someone to do it for them.
Jesus rather continued to practice his teachings right up to the end of his earthly experience including:
A..The Kingdom of God is within you, not in the material world
B..He acknowledged his humanness
C..Jesus took no credit, rather directing it to God
D..He empowered others in his statements and practices
E..Jesus was clear about the oneness of his relationship with God as well
Jesus was always telling people to stand up for what they wanted, to make known to God their desires, and to do so without hesitation. So, when the blind beggar, Bartemaeus, (Mark 10) called out for help on Jesus’ way to Jerusalem, Jesus healed him saying, “Your faith has made you well.”
As Jesus asked Bartemaeus, we do well to hear the message of God to each of us, saying, “What do you want me to do for you?”
The question for each of us is, “Am I willing to prepare the way of the Lord within me?”
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At the end of the Services, on both Wednesdays and Sundays, the Zoom audio and video will be opened up to all who would like to connect with one another. As we do, it can feel a lot like when we interact in the Lobby after a Service. Know that, for those who choose, you can merely observe and not be seen or heard. We hope you will join us online this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. (Zoom will be used after the main service on Sundays, for a time to connect and have a virtual “Coffee Hour.”)
In Spiritual Unity, Revs Ron, Eileen, and Lenore, Ministers, Spiritual Life Center
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday: Guided Meditation | Virtual Prayer Service
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, join Spiritual Life Center for a Spiritual Variety Program:
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7 pm Spiritual Life Center hosts an online spiritual variety hour. Presentations range from musical concerts, to meditations, to workshops that support your spiritual practice. Programs are now being streamed to our YouTube page followed by a time of connection through Zoom.
Virtual Prayer Circle
In addition to the Sunday Service online, a 7:00 p.m. Wednesdays we will rotate between a Guided Meditation | Virtual Prayer Circle and a Spiritual Variety Program of events.
Join us any Wednesday evening for a program of a variety of events, or guided meditation and other events.
Wednesday evenings are a wonderful opportunity to connect with one another while enjoying a variety of events.
Please join us weekly at 7:00 p.m. Instructions on how to access this virtual meeting will be communicated by email to the subscribers of the church email distribution list each Monday morning.
Know that we are holding each of you in the Highest during this challenging time. If any of you needs prayer support or other assistance during this time, do contact any of us.
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