February 26, 2020
What does a church offer? It offers many things to many people. Folks come to church to experience a sense of belonging to a community, to share in social activities and learn ideas that help with the challenges of life. And sometimes, they receive a complete overhaul of their beliefs and their lifestyles.
As James Dillet Freeman expressed in A Blessing for a Church: “May we who come here not only find out about God, but find God.” How would it change you if you really believed that God is active in your life and in our world?
What would you do differently if you knew to the core of your being that God is everywhere present and all the time good? How would this impact your plans for the future? Change the way you interpret current situations? Would you need to make some amends? Would you be willing to take more risks?
Annie Dillard in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek wrote: “There is always an enormous temptation in all of life to diddle around making itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys for itsy-bitsy years on end… The world is wilder than that in all directions, more dangerous and bitter, more extravagant and bright. We are making hay when we should be making whoopee; we are raising tomatoes when we should be raising Cain, or (raising) Lazarus.”
Unity offers a sense of community and social events. And we teach practical tools for improving our lives. But the heart of Unity is awakening—awakening to the Truth of our divine natures, the Truth that will set us free.
The people you meet in a spiritual community are ones who see the real you, the whole you. They are folks who support you on your journey into awakening, allowing you to grow, and change, and change your mind. They will celebrate your epiphanies and love you through times of challenge. And they will give you the honor of sharing this most sacred journey with them.
You are always welcome at Unity Spiritual Community, where possibilities become actualities!