June 8, 2017
How big is your “we?”
What an important question for us to ask ourselves. In our “Deeper Paths and Practices” class, one of the articles we read was called, “Making Room at the Table,” by Kikanza Nuri Robins. The article describes a continuum of inclusivity – both culturally and spiritually – that challenges us to look more deeply at our own awareness, acceptance, and ability to honor differences.
William Sloane Coffin said, “Diversity may be both the hardest thing to live with and the most dangerous thing to be without.”
To celebrate the diversity in our unity is not about political “correctness.” It is about our health and well-being on every level. To recognize, honor, learn from, and cooperate with our differences, is to create heaven on earth.
I invite you to reflect with me on ways we can stretch our comfort zones a bit as we co-create heaven at Unity of Fort Collins.
A quote to ponder:
“In order for peace to come in our world,
don’t we have to come out from behind the walls we have created
around our hearts
and around the group we belong to,
to discover the beauty and gifts of those who are different
and, together, discover our common humanity?”
— Jean Vanier
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.