Love Prevails

Dear Friends,

Last week, a small group of Center members dedicated to Kindness and Congregational Care met to discern community needs in this time of pandemic.

Three distinct categories emerged from our conversation:

  • Connection – We move beyond the limits of quarantine to connect. 
  • Support – We address physical needs, such as providing groceries and supplies.
  • Inspiration – We reveal Spiritual Truth beyond all conditions.  

As a caretaker of the inspiration piece of this vision, my role is to convey wisdom during Sunday Services; and to create a series of brief blog posts for subscribers and the Facebook community.

The title of the series is Love Prevails.

I encourage you to care for your soul by reading, pondering, and sharing your thoughts.  May our inspiration invite connection; may our connection invite inspiration.   

My first question for you: Do you have any spiritual concerns related to the pandemic that you would like us to address?

 

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9 Responses to Love Prevails

  1. brocktravis3 says:

    I can’t get the Like button to work.
    But bless you for sharing your Love.

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  2. Pamela Kelley says:

    This current situation has made me feel so appreciative for all that I have, we all have, and I am feeling very blessed!
    Thank you for your love.

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  3. Monica says:

    Any chance you have the capacity to stream your Sunday service? I’d love to tune in all the way from upstate NY. Blessings to you and your community!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Karen Collind says:

    Very grateful for my VCSL family. I feel you love & support all the time. Thank you karen

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  5. Hi Bonnie: I was so pleased to find this post in my inbox today. I’m not a religious person and I still haven’t really figured out what spirituality looks like for me. But I do have some concerns related to the pandemic and I don’t know where to put them so I thought, why not just put them here?

    I’m concerned about what the rapidly growing number of illnesses will do to the folks at the women’s Center where I lead a writing group in my community. They are already vulnerable in many ways: housing insecurity, illness, addiction, social isolation. I have donated money and I know the best thing I can do is stay away. But otherwise I feel very powerless to help right now.

    The second is personal. My partner and I have been pursuing fertility treatments for the past three years. And now those treatments are indefinitely suspended.

    I know I’m not part of your immediate congregation or community. But this feels like a safe place to share these concerns. How do we care for others at a distance? How do I grieve what may be a lost opportunity for having a child? How do we look outward while stuck at home? Wisdom is very welcome. Lots of love to you and your community. ❤️

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    • Bonnie says:

      Dearest Mandy,
      It is so good to hear from you even under these circumstances. You are such a wise person and I appreciate your deep questions. No easy answers. But let’s both meditate on this strange, strange situation and see what comes up. As far as you NOT being part of my community, that’s just not true. I will always be connected in heart and being to my brothers and sisters from Gandhi 3.0. Much Love, Bonnie

      PS – I was thinking of writing about a silly moment in India that involves you and toilet paper. 🙂 xoxo

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