Every Sunday we affirm our Unity core values with the words that we say together and the songs that we sing. One of the affirmations I have come to love the most is our opening:
OUR UNITY CENTERS US IN LIGHT AND PEACE,
ALLOWING US TO RECOGNIZE OUR GOD WITHIN
AND TO RADIATE THAT LOVE TO THE WORLD.
These words have meant more and more to me in my time with you, until today I feel that they are settled in my very bones. My cells vibrate to these words and do a little happy dance every time we say them!
I have often felt like this life journey is a never-ending pilgrimage that directs us inward and leads us outward. Now a haunting solo, now a harmonic symphony. In and out, down and up, an endless Mobius strip. Like breathing, we cannot only go inward. Nor can we focus only outward. We must do both. Our lives depend on it.
This Sunday we will join together in ONE service at 10, and will reflect upon our Unity journey of last year and on our intentions for this new year. One of my observations is how we have continued to grow in that process of going both inward and outward, in the ways we “recognize our God within and radiate that Love to the world.” I will share some of the ways I have seen that manifest. I invite you to join me.
In Love and Gratitude,
Peggy Christiansen is the Spiritual Leader at Unity of Fort Collins. She has over 25 years of ministry experience working with diverse populations, a M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and a special interest in helping people find and/or develop their unique spiritual paths. Listen to podcasts of her Sunday talks.