In our country today, concepts such as "facts" and "motives" are suspect; some even say they provide "alternative facts" for a given situation or event. With that in mind, how can we possibly find something called "Truth"?
Basing our exploration this month on the focus theme of Integrity, our Sunday and Wednesday messages will assist all in examining our own motives for action, the facts upon which we base those actions, and whether they align with Truth. When we use Truth with a capital "T," we're talking about something that is true for everyone, everywhere, always.
Howard Thurman, the brilliant theologian, author, speaker, and mystic, sets the tone beautifully in his essay Moments of High Resolve:
“In the quietness of this place, surrounded by the all-pervading Presence of God, my heart whispers: Keep fresh before me the moments of my High Resolve, that in fair weather or in foul, in good times or in tempests, in the days when the darkness and the foe are nameless or familiar, I may not forget that to which my life is committed."
And Ernest Holmes gives us a blunt and direct guide to evaluating our own motives and actions:
"Many people may be under the mistaken concept that the metaphysical philosophy is attractive to people because it says God is Good and everything is all right; therefore, there is nothing to fear. This is far from the truth. What it says is this: Do you wish to be loved? Then stop hating. Do you want to be happy? Then be sure that you are never the occasion for unhappiness in others."
As we continue to explore ways to express our Spirituality In Action, join us for a powerful, clarifying month!