What Does It Really Mean to Forgive?

Susan Promo Photo 2010As I mentioned in my previous post, this Advent season has me thinking a lot about what Jesus came here to teach. So we have been looking at some of what I think are his most challenging and important lessons for us: love of the stranger and love of our enemies, what we can learn from the Beatitudes – blessed are the meek, the poor, those that hunger and thirst after righteousness or justice.

And this Sunday, we’ll take a look at the spiritual principle of forgiveness. Perhaps we all feel we understand what it means to forgive. But are we practicing it each and every day? Think how absolutely wonderful we would feel if we were letting go of upsets and grievances as they came up! Wow, I can only begin to imagine what that would be like!

Let’s inspire one another to reach for the highest in ourselves. I invite you to take a little time out of your week – just an hour or so – to recharge and remember. Come to our intimate Sunday Gathering to invite the spirit to move within. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!

Sedona Interfaith Fellowship
Sunday Gathering

10:00 a.m.

The Meeting Space
at Weddings In Sedona
30 Kayenta Ct., Suite 3
Sedona, AZ 86336

Call me if you need directions:
Home: 282.0293
Cell: 274.1444

And mark your calendar for next Thursday:

Christmas Eve Candlelight Gathering
December 24, 6:00 p.m.
Sedona Creative Life Center, Sedona Room
Community Dinner following, in the Universal Room

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Sunday Gatherings Begin Again

713774We have begun holding Sunday Gatherings again! They are being held in a small meeting room at my office, Weddings In Sedona, at 10:00 a.m. Your presence would be warmly welcomed!

The Sunday before Thanksgiving, we  had an intimate Gathering, looking at Thanksgiving and Gratitude.  I shared the perspectives found in the Song of Prayer, an extension of the principles of A Course in Miracles; Paul’s letter to the Philippians, in which he describes being “content” or “thankful” (depending on the translation) in whatever circumstance comes his way; and how neuroscience is exploring the place of gratitude in the healing process as well as how it affects brain patterns.  Our sharing time was lively and insightful, and Jon shared one of his songs, “All the Angels.”  I think we walked away feeling inspired and uplifted!

This last Sunday, the first Sunday in Advent on the Christian calendar, we found ourselves exploring what it means to have Christ-consciousness born in us – how is it possible that something we already possess could be “born”? Inspired by one of our Chicken Soup stories, we looked at how we spend our time waiting – waiting in lines, waiting for special events, waiting for shipments to arrive, waiting to become holy. Why wait, when in every moment we have the opportunity to be holy, our true Identity? We left with a sense of commitment, I think, to be all that we are meant to be.

Stay tuned for what’s up this coming Sunday – we’d love to see you there, taking this journey together!

And mark your calendar for our Christmas Eve Gathering and Community Dinner, Thursday, December 24. The Gathering will begin at 6:00 p.m., in the Sedona Room at the Sedona Creative Life Center. All are welcome!

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