A positive path for spiritual living

Youth and Family Newsletter April 2020

Until We Meet Again...

I hope your family can enjoy some of these book titles that Illustrate Unity principles.  Most have a YouTube video you can view together, or they can be ordered on Kindle, Amazon or the local library. These are representative of what we use and teach youth every Sunday in the WEB. 

Basic Unity Principle #1:God is all good and active in everything, everywhere.  God Is. Click here 

Basic Unity Principle #2:

I am naturally good because God’s Divinity is in me and in everyone.  I AM. Click here 

Basic Unity Principle # 3:
I create my experiences by what I choose to think and what I feel and believe.  I think. Click here

Basic Unity Principle #4:
Through affirmative prayer and meditation I connect with God and bring out the good in my life. I pray. Click here

Basic Unity Principle # 5
I do and give my best by living the Truth I know. I make a difference! I live. Click here

All Principles

 

April -- Palm Sunday, Passover and Easter, Earth Day      

                                          Appreciation fills my heart and fuels my gratitude

                              A short Palm Sunday Family and Youth Lesson for home ----

We call this Sunday April 5th Palm Sunday because it is the day that Jesus triumphantly entered Jerusalem with his disciples during the Jewish Passover celebration. Many were anticipating the arrival of a king or savior that they heard could make miracles happen. The people including the children honored the presence of Jesus by the placing of palms and coats on the path to signify his royal status; however, Jesus humbly entered the city on the back of a donkey. Then he entered the temple insisting that his house was a house of prayer and not to be used as a den of thieves. Everyone was not happy about putting an end to the current economics of the day. This unrest led to the betrayal of Jesus in the coming week before his death on Good Friday and the resurrection on Easter Sunday.           
Check out this video  

 

 What this part of the Easter Story teaches us is Humility. At this time in history there was a lot of fear and unrest among the people, just like many of us may be feeling today. But it is in our recognition that the Christ consciousness or mind never allows fear to block the love that will overcome any challenging situation. In any uncharted time, whether it is 2,000 years ago when Jesus walked the planet or today when faced with a pandemic, it is always to our benefit and the benefit of others for us to choose love over fear. So ask yourself a few questions knowing –                                                     

Humility is Love of God, Love of Others and Love and Appreciation of Self

 

 – What I like about myself is………..

- I recognize that my talents and abilities are…………..

- I am able to reach out and help others by ………………

 - I place great value on friends and family because ……………….

- Something I do each day to bring my awareness to God is……………..

 - I feel closest to God when ………………………………….

 Humility is being in “Awe”

Awe means an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, wonder.

 “I am in awe as I look at the magnificence of God’s creation, ______________”.

 - What is something that you are in “awe” of…………….

 

Do you think this quiet inner joy is the result of something or someone? 

Humility is a quiet inner Joy –

      Or is it a joy that is just there? -

 

The 64 Day Season For Non Violence –  Comes to an end this weekend.

 Be willing to be the change you want to see in the world.  Gandhi

 Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.

    --Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Compassionate Care Bears –    Through acts of love, I live. The bears and bunnies are holding our space at the web and in church until we can safely be together again. Watch this surprising video 

You Matter Movement – Remember to continue participating in the YOU matter campaign. This would be a perfect time to send a friend or family member a card telling them how much they matter to you.

 

 

https://youmattercompassionproject.com/

                                                                                                                              https://msw.usc.edu/mswusc-blog/you-matter/

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                      

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