A Charlois Pastoral Reflection

“… I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these …” John 14:12 NRSV

Over the past year or so I have been doing a lot of reading about how to take control and live a life you’ll love.  What I am discovering is that almost everyone wants more but few believe it’s available.  That is all but those who promote a prosperity mindset.  In their thinking we live in a universe of abundance, where all you have to do is ask and believe.

I fall into the later camp, where a perfect Creator would provide everything, His creation needed to thrive.  It is through our lack that we don’t have our wants fulfilled.  The universe is made up of three things: God, or a universal consciousness, physical matter, or energy, and a universal mental energy we call the mind.  By our consciousness, which is one part of the greater consciousness of God, takes the physical matter of the universe, and our thoughts or mental energy, forms that which we desire.

As Jesus said, “I and the Father are one,” John 10:30 NRSV And if we are created in the image of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; then we also are one with the Father, which brings us back to our opening quote.  What our minds conjure our being creates.  So be careful of your thoughts, there is a power in them.

God’s peace to us all.

Pastor Yancy

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