“Unless the grain of wheat dies, it remains just a grain of wheat. But if it dies, it will bear much fruit.” (John 12: 24)
We are in the midst of the 64-day Season of Nonviolence. This was launched by the United Nations in 1998 and extends from the anniversary date of the death of Mohandas K. Gandhi on January 30 to the anniversary date of the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4. This season serves for all of us as a wake up call, a time to not just recognize, but be that force for change in our violent and destructive world.
We have to die to the things that cause violence in our world. Unforgiveness, pettiness, false claims and judgment. These may seem like little things, but they add up. They multiply as they become the motivation and direction our lives take. They grow as they become so familiar to us, so much business as usual, that we don’t even know we are still locked in that place of negativity. They grow as we so often unconsciously teach these ideas of violence and hatred to others. We weren’t born with these ideas, they were taught.
But we can burn off those feelings, those judgments. We can burn off that negativity and one by one as we set before us a new direction and new intention for good we can change the world. We can set forth at this very moment to change the course our world is on.
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with ME. Now is the appointed time to start. Now is the appointed time to make a commitment to make business as usual one of love, peace, joy and abundance. Now is the appointed time to see God’s light shining for all. We never undertake this new direction alone, for the fullness of Spirit/God surrounds and moves through us at this and every moment. This powerful energy and vibration for good, for peace, for justice and for reconciliation will always let us know we are supported in every way.
Affirmation: “I let peace, joy, love and possibility for good be the guiding force of my life and I watch as this idea grows and changes our world.”
Rev. Jefferson Beeker
We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.
Be prepared to change your thinking and change your life.
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