November 22, 2017
Before I go into what my topic is for Sunday, I want to share my gratitude for our Unity family. You continue to teach me so many things and to hold me with such fierce tenderness, just as you do each other.
Your willingness to step up when someone needs help and your willingness to reach out for support when you need it make me so glad to be in this adventure with you! I love the ways we are all growing. I treasure the Light that radiates in and out of this place. I cherish the laughter, the tears, and the heartfelt hugs. Thank you! Thank you for who you are and for keeping this beautiful space alive in the world!
My talk this Sunday will be about the practice of Blessing: an ancient, multi-cultural, spiritual act that is practiced in every faith tradition. I give you these beautiful words from Rachel Naomi Remen:
“Bless anything that shows you wisdom. Anything that shows you wisdom has become a part of who you are and has drawn you closer to life. The Tibetans have reverence for those who have passed along to them the priceless gift of the wisdom to live well. Perhaps this means having reverence for all of life, the ant and the hawk, the enemy and the friend, the lover and the parent and the child. All have offered us the opportunity to know ourselves and to know life. The chance to befriend life. This is true of our wins and losses, our illnesses, our celebrations, our joys and sorrows. All offer us wisdom. Bless them all.”
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.