Jesus Speaks to the 12: Simon, Thaddeus, and Judas

This is Part 4 of a four-part series leading up to Holy Thursday. Each day, three disciples who were present at the Last Supper will be highlighted. It is partially inspired by the Unity teaching of the Twelve Powers. Jesus Speaks to Simon Like John, I smile a Cheshire grin when I look at you Simon, and even if you’re not around, and someone mentions your name, a chuckle...

Jesus Speaks to the 12: Thomas, Matthew, and Alphaeus

This is Part 3 of a four-part series leading up to Holy Thursday. Each day, three disciples who were present at the Last Supper will be highlighted. It is partially inspired by the Unity teaching of the Twelve Powers. Jesus Speaks to Thomas Thomas, Thomas, Thomas … such a reputation you have. Did you know most people see your questioning as a lack of faith? I don’t believe that...

Jesus Speaks to the 12: John, Philip, and Bartholomew

This is Part 2 of a four-part series leading up to Holy Thursday. Each day, three disciples who were present at the Last Supper will be highlighted. It is partially inspired by the Unity teaching of the Twelve Powers. I look at you, John, and I smile, chuckling inside for just a moment. You have sometimes seemed least like the others in our little group. I know that sounds odd, because after all...

Jesus Speaks to the 12: Peter, Andrew, and James

This is Part 1 of a four-part series leading up to Holy Thursday. Each day, three disciples who were present at the Last Supper will be highlighted. It is partially inspired by the Unity teaching of the Twelve Powers. I am sitting here imagining the Last Supper. It is first-century Palestine, in a room with a simple, wooden, rectangle table where Jesus and 12 disciples are seated. There are no...

Faith: Something Coming Out of Nothing

Sometimes we forget that everything that exists first began as an idea. When we become upset at not getting the assistance we need, we fail to recognize that we cannot see it only because it hasn’t yet appeared out of the invisibility of things. This happens in dramatic detail with the coming of each spring. It is so simple, but it is crucial. When we recognize that what is visible must...

Making Strides in the Community

Carl Chinnery’s humbleness fits him as neatly as the suit and tie he wears at his law firm, Chinnery Evans & Nail, P.C., in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.  Chinnery is a strong believer in letting his good works speak for themselves, and he walks the talk—literally. When asked by Unity World Headquarters if he and his fellow Rotary members would help fund the renovation of...

Advent Is Always Arriving

It seems as though we preachers are challenged to come up with new sermons every Sunday. This can be especially tricky during the holidays. How many different ways can we find to talk about Easter, Christmas, and Advent? I had a minister for many years who joked with me that he basically had about 12 sermons, and he just recycled them with different content and in different ways.  I used to...

The Little Snowflake and the Sunshine

#snowflakes {background-image: url("/sites/unity.org/files/images/christmas/2016/fallingsnowflakes-40opacity.png"); background-repeat: repeat;}.field-type-image {display: none;} Once upon a time, there was a little snowflake. Actually, it wasn’t quite a snowflake … If you looked at it under a microscope … There it would be, The tiniest image of a snowflake...

A Most Cherished Gift

div.field-item img { display:none !important; } div.field-item .display-image img { display:block !important; } Unity poet laureate James Dillet Freeman wrote about the childlike bewilderment of Christmas in Unity Magazine®. In his article, “My Prayer for You This Christmas,” Freeman encouraged us to remember the excitement and awe of being a child during...

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