At Unity Church of the Ozarks
“As the sunshine brings out the colors in beauty, so the light of love brings out Christ virtues in people. So love, love, love.”
Coat Drive was a great success!! Thanks to all who contributed!!
Women’s Gathering March 7, 9:30-11:00 a.m. @ Panera Bread Bentonville
Family of Friends,
February is the month of love. Not just romantic love, but love of our family and friends, and all those who have guided us through parts of our lives. But, what about love for those who have seemingly done wrong by us? Did we learn and grow from the experience? Or did we hang on to resentment for any seeming wrong doing?
One of the most important things I’ve learned in my life is that I have to look at all parts of my life as important parts that made me who I am today. Even the seeming negative situations I found myself in, in the end gave me strength and endurance. And when I look back at those times I can see where I played a role in every experience, both good and seeming bad.
I’ve also learned not to look back on my life in regret. I can’t go back and change anything I’ve ever done, but I can change my mind about the implications of bad vs. good. So for me, love starts with myself. To love our neighbor as our self means we have to have complete understanding that we all stumble and fall at times in our lives. Then we get to pick ourselves back up, forgive any mistakes we made, on move forward. Let’s treat our loved ones the same way.
“When we hold resentment, we are bound to that person or condition by a cosmic link, and forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and be free,” Catherine Ponder, The Prospering Power of Love