Jennifer Gates Llamas, Youth and Family Ministry Director
“Man is not in the world to set it right but to see it rightly.” – Eric Butterworth
Youth Ministry classes are going virtual for the next few weeks! If you’d like to be included, please email us at [email protected]
Easter Sunday can be seen through many spiritual lenses. This year, in Youth Ministry, we are studying the Easter story as it relates to the Power of Love, especially the harmonizing power of love. As our guidepost this week, we turn to the words Jesus shared with his disciples at the last supper – just before the crucifixion event;
“A new command I give to you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” (John 13:34).
The Biblical Easter story is filled with highs and lows — from Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, through his persecution, communion with and betrayal by friends, death, and resurrection — much like the human journey we all navigate.
What a timely message for our current global pandemic. When looking for the calm in the midst of life’s storms, we can view the challenges of our lives, our community, and our planet through our spiritual lens, built upon Unity’s teachings. At a time when health concerns have overrun the news outlets, when jobs are in jeopardy, and when the simple joys of socialization have been halted, what can we hold on to as the Truth? How can we create harmony from discord? It is reassuring to know that within we each possess the harmonizing Power of Love. We have the ability to choose our words, thoughts and actions. We have the privilege of restoring our own internal harmony and then gazing outward through the lens of love.
“Metaphysically, the resurrection is our power to overcome, to restore, to renew with health, peace, love, prosperity, and joy, whatever it is that we are trying to revive,” said Rev. Gaylon McDowell, senior assistant minister at Christ Universal Temple in Chicago and host of Truth Transforms on Unity Online Radio®.
In the week ahead, I will be upholding this Power of Love and seeing it in each of you. I invite you to join me.