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Message from the Minister, May 2021

The Seeds of Love

As we celebrate the changing seasons and coming of a new spring, we can start to shake off the past with greater joy and gratitude. Gratitude for the end of winter; yet even more grateful for the light at the end of the tunnel concerning our travail with the pandemic and enduring the growing pains of humanity as we shed our differences and judgments of one another.

While venturing outdoors this season, I am impressed by the emerging flowers and leaves on the trees, the warmth of the sun in the afternoon and the brilliance of the sparkle of the sunlight on the ocean. I am constantly amazed at the various  bird songs and the variety of species in our little corner of the world.

It reminds me as well of the people around me who are emerging in their spiritual growth, the warmth of the smiles as our masks are both literally and figuratively removed, and of the brilliance of the light that shines from the beautiful people in my little corner of the world. It also reminds me of the great variety of expressions of the Divine which surround us each moment if we care to take notice. It warms my heart to notice the seeds of love that were planted during this long season of separation begin to sprout into strong and healthy expressions of God.

We frequently hear about sowing the seeds of love; this spring let us harvest the fruits of those seeds and reap a bountiful harvest of love in our individual lives, in our families, in our communities and in our world. When it seems all too popular to blame others for our circumstances, let us take responsibility for our own happiness. In these times when projection of our fears seems to be at an all-time high, let us transform that fear into faith. When it has become more comfortable to judge those with whom we do not agree, let us be the ones to listen and include those around us. When the divide between people appears to grow wider and wider, let us be the ones who stand in the gap and bring people together as one.

No longer can we hide our light in the comfortable corners of our individual worlds;  but the changing seasons demand we grow and flourish in the open sun. The call of Spirit is drawing us out of our safe places and our comfortable womb and is now ready to give birth to a new order of being, one based on truth, understanding, compassion and love. We are being born into a new world, powerfully transformed and molded by our necessity to evolve spiritually and awaken from our dream of separation.

Indeed, if you are feeling this incredible shift in consciousness along with me, you are well aware that no seed planted in love will ever fail to grow, no act of kindness will fail to bring healing, and no child of God can ever forget who they really are. Every sign of growth is bringing great joy to us now, as we emerge from our sleep and give thanks for the ever-increasing flow of divine substance within us and all around us. This spring let us remember that we are blessed beyond measure and we are here to be a blessing in this world.

Happy Spring my Friends,

Rev. Tony