April 5 Mastering the Ass – Reverend Rebecca Galati
Jesus came into Jerusalem riding on the colt of an ass. What message does this symbolize for us and how can we use it to enhance our lives?
“Behold, thy King comes unto thee, Meek, and riding upon an ass,”Matthew 21:5
April 12 The Resurrection – Atonement or At-One-Ment – Reverend Rebecca Galati
Jesus said ” I am the resurrection, and the life” (John 11:25) I am does not mean “sometime in the future after I die.” It means now, today, I am. This resurrection is ours every day through at-one-ment with the Father.
“Every time we rise to the realization of eternal, indwelling life, making union with the Father-Mind, the resurrection of Jesus takes place within us.” Charles Fillmore, Keep a True Lent, p 197
April 19 Living Life on Purpose – Reverend Rebecca Galati
Living life on purpose means living it “on task” as well as living it “with intention.” We are each called to a purpose and it sometimes feels like the odds are against us, yet we know we must move forward with bold intention. But first, do we even know where we are going?
“…his face was set toward Jerusalem.” Luke 9:53
April 26 Mercy: A Key to True Overcoming – Reverend Rebecca Galati
Many times in life we pray for God’s mercy; we pray that some painful situation can be alleviated or adjusted somehow. But do we really know what mercy is and how it is a key ingredient to the overcoming power of the Christ within us?
“For whatsoever is begotten of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.” I John 5:4
May 3 A Journey of the Soul – “The Other Mary” gives birth to Order – Reverend Rebecca Galati
The orderly journey of the soul in our unfolding process is imperative to reaching Christ consciousness. Not only does “the other Mary” give birth to order, but just as the laws of the Universe, she works quietly beneath the scene to sustain order in the journey of our soul.
“And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.” [Matt 27:61]
May 10 “Curiosity killed the cat”…Or Did It? – Reverend Rebecca Galati
There is an old saying that “curiosity killed the cat.” Yet, curiosity is defined a strong desire to know or learn something. How can that be detrimental? In truth, curiosity fuels creativity and calls for growth, so how can we use our curiosity to stimulate spiritual growth?
“Verily I say unto you, Except ye turn, and become as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the of heaven.” Matthew 18:3
May 17 A Seed of Faith – Revernd Rebecca Galati
“And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.” Luke 17:6
May 24 A Discipline of Love – Reverend Rebecca Galati
It takes a discipline of love and consciousness to serve. The ultimate gift of love is to lay down one’s life for another. This is the highest form of love, discipline and consciousness. Let us remember those whose discipline of love contributed to our freedom.
“For whosoever would save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world and lose or forfeit his own self?” Luke 9:24-25
May 31 The Fallen Angel – Reverend Rebecca Galati
Jesus said “I beheld Satan fallen as lightening from heaven.” (Luke 10:18) Perception, like Satan, can be deceiving. What exactly is this “fallen angel” and what does it mean for us on our journey?
“And the great dragon was cast down, the old serpent, he that is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world; he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were cast down with him.” Revelation 12:9
June 7 A Journey of the Soul – Ruth: Zeal Spurs Us Forward to God – Reverend Rebecca Galati
Our faculty of zeal keeps us moving ever forward toward our love of God on the journey of our soul. Without it, we would become stagnant. Zeal and enthusiasm give birth to worship of God “in spirit and truth.”
“And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:” Ruth 1:16
June 14 You Cannot Grow Alone – Reverend Rebecca Galati
There is only One Presence and One Power. It lives moves and has Its being in and through each one of us. It is imperative that we recognize and share our joys and inspirations with and in one another for our Christ connection to grow and flourish. If we do not, then our focus in life will become narrow and one-sided as we cut ourselves off from the Truth of our being.
“…and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works; not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day drawing nigh.” Hebrews 10:24-26
June 21 Living Mindfully – Reverend Rebecca Galati
Being in the present moment literally shuts off the part of our brain that produces worry and with time can even shrink it! Through positive prayer and mindful meditation, we can reconstruct our brain and lower our stress level. Come find out how it works!
“Oh how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day.” Psalms 119:97
June 28 Serendipity! – Past Presidents
How often do you experience chance encounters, discover the perfect passage in a book right when you need it the most, or run in to a friend when you have been thinking about him or her? Do you acknowledge these events as a synchronicity, or do you assume that they are mere coincidences? Would you like to learn how to notice, and say yes, to the calling of your heart’s desires? Come join the Past Presidents as they share insights on the topic of Synchronicities.
“For he was amazed, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken” Luke 5:9
June 30 The Revelation of Love – Reverend Rebecca Galati
Love is a divine idea that is very misunderstood. We say we love and we want to love unconditionally, yet do we truly understand what that means? How can we do our best to express the divine idea of love unfailingly at all times?
“Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.” Matt 5:44