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  • G-d is Absolute Good, everywhere present.
  • Every human being is an expression of the divine; the Christ Spirit, by whatever name, indwells all people. Their very essence is of G-d, and therefore they are also inherently good.

  • Human beings create their experience by the activity of their thinking. Everything in the manifest realm has its beginning in thought.

  • Prayer is creative thinking that heightens the connection with G-d-mind and therefore brings forth wisdom, healing, prosperity and everything good.

  • Knowing and understanding the laws of life, also called Truth, are not enough. A person must also live the Truth that he or she knows.

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Weekly Message for February 21, 2021


               Life must be lived ... with enthusiasm and with excitement ... and no matter how much we may find an interest in something outside of our own personal experiences ... the inherent urge within us to experience more and more of life will cause physical and emotional disturbances if we suppress it.  Expansion of happiness, love, joy, harmony and abundance are inherent in Life ... and Life seeks to express always something greater in our lives.

               I know people who attach themselves to their routines and to the people and things in their lives so steadfastly ... that they have lost the winning spirit in their lives.  The biggest change they make in their lives is coloring the gray out of their hair.  Change must be a part of our lives ... otherwise we become complacent ... and complacent becomes stale ... and then depression creeps into our mind.  Nothing ages us quicker than complacency ... and signs of aging appear differently in people who are adventurous and feel excited about their lives than it does in people who have created dullness in their lives by their complacency.

              It is important that we examine how much routine we have in our lives.  How often do we experience real change in our daily schedule?  How much time do we spend thinking about our personal success and accomplishments?  How often do we challenge ourselves to go beyond what we have experienced in the past to experience something new ... especially those things that may, at first, make us feel uncomfortable?  How often do we find ourselves living to other people's ideas for our lives ... and concerning ourselves with other people's expectations of us ... rather than living up to our own ideals and expectations of life?  These are questions that we need to ask ourselves ... with the television set and the smart phone turned off.

              It is very easy to be distracted from achieving our own success ... to be lulled into the illusion of enthusiasm and excitement brought to us by the television networks or social media.  And for some of us, we may be susceptible to being manipulated into spending our time helping other people achieve their success rather than our own.  We cannot for long live to other people's ideas ... without falling into the trap of complacency.  We must develop our own winning spirit and live to our own ideas.  And to do this we must embrace change. 

Keep the Faith!
(Reverend Dr. Henry Lee Bates)

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