Dear Friends and Family of Unity Medina,
Last Sunday, we spoke on the three P's: Persistently Pursuing the Presence.
I hope and pray we are looking to the Presence within us as we move through these difficult times together. Allow me to clarify; this process is not saying you shouldn't live in this world and do those things you need and want to do. Au contraire... what the three P's are about is looking first within, becoming comfortable with Spirit guiding you, using your personal guidance system, your intuition. When you allow Spirit to guide you, you might surprise some people, you might even surprise yourself. You will not waste time, running in circles pursuing things that are not in your best interests. Life will become pretty simple.
This Sunday, Rev. Greg Coles is speaking on creating space within ourselves to listen. To listen to Spirit, ourselves, and others. It takes compassionate caring and sensitivity to listen to one's heart, just like pursuing the presence within. Compassion literally means to suffer with, with someone else or yourself, to be courageous enough to suffer with them. This is what we are called to do this day, and every day, until suffering ceases. This doesn't mean you have to become ill or suffer yourself; it simply means you and I and God are One. How could you not feel compassion for those who are suffering? We are One.
Looking forward to seeing you "online" or in-person, with safety protocols in place. Please continue to abide by our CDC guidelines. Please be respectful of another person's space and demonstrate maturity in abiding by all of our protocols. This is not the time to become lax or let up. Unfortunately, this virus has no boundaries,
but we do.
Love and Blessings,
Reverend John Beerman
Rev. John C. Beerman
Sr. Minister, Unity of Medina, Ohio