Short Sermons

13th August, 2016. 

This week, I was reflecting on a conversation that I had with a lady. She was concerned about how her daughter deals with seeing her daddy grieve, over the loss of his loved family member and saying nasty things to mummy. I think it is important to remember that once a word is spoken, it can never be swallowed. This lady mentioned to me that she explains to her daughter that, "daddy does not mean those nasty things and mummy is okay," although, she witnesses her mummy cry and display signs of being very upset. I said to the lady, "that it is by your actions that your little girl learns, as a child, they feel and observe, then make up a story about what they have witnessed. It matters not how one logically explains what is going on. People feel and pick up non-verbally, more than verbally and especially children, they often take the blame for issues that are not theirs." So, the reason I am writing about this is because, there are many times in life we find ourselves making assumptions about things, even as adults, where there is a lack of information, data or ambiguity, we tend to fill in the gaps, blame ourselves or others. 

 

So, next time, you find yourself, making assumptions, filling in the gaps, ask yourself the question, "What other necessary information could I be lacking? What else could possibly be going on here? Sometimes, there are other possible scenarios and sometimes, we blame ourselves for things that are not ours to be responsible for. When you find yourself in a situation where you have been less than respectful, be responsible for cleaning up your own mess and move forward. 

Be excellent to one another and be excellent to yourself and the true test of our strength lies in our behaviour, our ability to put into practice the principles we hold dear.

 

Until next time, many bright blessings.

 

Minister Maryka Malano

5th August, 2016.

This week, I think it is important to think about the overloading of information. In a time when anything and everything is just a click away, how do we take a step back and focus on the principles of our faith and serving others in the community. 

While exploring the question of “What would I do if I were Jesus?” In today’s media crazed world, I think it is important to reflect on the changing state of our society and community over the past few decades. I think it is important to stop and ask oursleves, "what can I do to make a difference and why am I here, really?"

We are Infinite Awareness, having a physical experience, an individuated point of awareness, ultimately, we are all one in the Universe, so, what are we really doing here?

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