Is God On My Side? – Sunday Talk | Rev. Neusom
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|In honoring Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week, we understand that we don’t have to get to the promised land, we just have to be on the path to it. We all want to have the opportunity to live up to our highest potential, to be all we can be, to fulfill our destiny.|
It’s easy to fall into the “me, my, mine” mentality in an attempt to improve our circumstances and life. This frame of mind only gives power to the thought that we are separate from each other and Divinity. When we recognize ourselves as the Christ Presence, one with everyone and everything, our perspective changes from “How can I improve things for me” to “How can I improve circumstances for everyone”. We are all in this together and when we work together for the betterment of all people, our personal and collective lives improve.
As Martin Luther King would say,
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” and “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
What is it in our lives that can shift from a “Me” to a “We” perspective? It’s as easy as letting a car merge into traffic, opening the door for a stranger, bringing a meal to someone who is struggling, cleaning up trash in your neighborhood, or taking the time to listen to someone who needs to talk. And as King used his powerful words to change the historical patterns of segregation and discrimination, so too can we use our words for good and let those words raise us and others to a higher level of thought, compassion, and consciousness.
As we go forward during this week of service, what do you plan to do for others? How are you going to live together with your brothers and sisters of humanity?