A Challenge to An Ethos

Event details

  • June 23, 2019
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • 1313 York Road Lutherville, Maryland 21093

Creating Meaningful Conversations

June Theme: Protect the Vulnerable

Reverend Dr. Raymont Anderson

Speaker

Robert Hitz

Musician

Reverend Dr. Raymont Anderson

Practitioner

June 23, 2019

Creating Meaningful Conversations

June Theme: Protect the Vulnerable

SOM Point of View

We are global citizens of the world sharing the same life and environmental resources. We recognize the complexities of various world views does not negate the understanding that this planet belongs to all of us. We are helpers one to another.

We should give of ourselves in love and in service to others, in a spirit of generosity and good-fellowship. To refuse to give is to refuse to receive, for everything moves in circles. Real giving is the livingness of the self. A kind word, a thoughtful act, perhaps just a smile, can help lighten the burdens of others. (Holmes, Ernest, (1972) Ideas for Living, page 55).

“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you” — is the basic guide for establishing our attitudes and actions toward others. Every one of the ten world’s great living religions embraces its universal truth. (Curtis, Donald, (1963) Daily Power for Joyful Living, page 23.1).

“…the ingenuity of the Religious Science Church (now Centers for Spiritual Living) lingers on, particularly in its sense of equity….” Jennings, Jessie Ed., The Essential Ernest Holmes) page 4).

Call to Action

Today our world is a global community full of various perspectives and belief systems. As one navigates through life, social issues arise that challenges how a person of faith may or may not respond to the care and suffering of “the other.” The perspectives and world views held can be instrumental to how a person make decisions and act in the world. Sometimes an evolution in consciousness may be needed for congruency with the spiritual teachings to observed in a person’s talk and walk. Yet, we understand that despite shortcomings or errors in behavior, we are interconnected and interdependent in the Universe. Spirituality in action is about bringing the experience of spirituality into the small, mundane, ordinary events that make up our day. If one is living and practicing the principles of her or his spiritual teaching, the result of doing so will be transformation in the quality of one’s living. As we engage in spiritual practice, personally or through community activity, we cultivate the practice that becomes a habit that evolutions our awareness of what is actually happening in our world. The lyricist wrote, “Open mine eyes that I may see fullness of truth thou hast for me.” Evolving consciousness keeps us open, forever moving forward, and participating in justice for all.

Affirmation

“Today, I align myself with Universal Wholeness. In the awareness that I am one with the Divine, I am one with all people everywhere. I am in unity with my neighbor. And so it is.”

Join us each Sunday as we discuss the benefits of applying spiritual principles in our lives.