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, July 10: The Highest Wisdom — Kindness

There is a Jewish teaching in the Talmud that says, “The highest wisdom is kindness.” Five simple yet profound words that sum up one of the greatest spiritual teachings, like those of the Golden Rule.

Kindness is a quality that is undervalued in our culture. With a little bit of focus, it might actually bring some of that elusive happiness everyone searches for through worldly success, comfort, and relationships.

It’s a difficult principle to practice, because it means one must step outside of oneself at least long enough to notice that there are others around them deserving of a little love and support. It’s not all about self, in other words.

With so much unrest and conflict around the world, wouldn’t it benefit everyone to practice a kinder and gentler way?

This Sunday at the Fellowship we’ll explore this often undervalued spiritual principle.

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