“Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value.”
With the coming of a new year, we often reflect on the past and make resolutions in hopes of bettering our lives. Some resolutions we are able to stick with, others not so much. But what if we could make one crucial resolution that would elevate our inner beings, a resolution that would lead to a transformation resulting from the unraveling of gems inherent within our soul?
Join us as each week we unravel a spiritual quality, or gem, that lies hidden within ourselves. Using short selections from spiritual teachings, together we will explore gems ranging from generosity to love, courage to justice. Let us reflect on our true human nature as we aspire to be spiritually refreshed, elevate our consciousness, and empower ourselves to reach our full potential.
“The well-being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established. This unity can never be achieved so long as the counsels which the Pen of the Most High hath revealed are suffered to pass unheeded.” Baha’i Writings
It seems funny to me that we call our nation the United States of America when, in the present moment, our nation appears to be something much less than “united.” Hey, did you know that there are three different places in Wisconsin named “Unity”? The disunity of today extends far beyond our “United” States: an extremely polarized social and political landscape continues to increase throughout the world! Why?... Well, we’re clearly living within the midst of a period of great change — and of great resistance to that change. These polar opposites — change and resistance — have split apart people and tribes and nations, creating a fractured and fractious landscape marked primarily by disagreement and discord. It’s time for us, this morning, to discuss what can be done to transform this division into unity … guided by the spiritual principles offered by the Baha’i Faith, the most recent of the world’s independent religions. Please, join us, as together we consider how each of us can contribute to the process of unifying the whole of humankind in one world civilization governed by the highest of spiritual truths.
“Through the power of the words He hath uttered the whole of the human race can be illumines with the light of unity….” Baha’i Writings
This event is free and open to all, regardless of background or belief.