Hello Folks….we wish all of you a peaceful and relaxing Sunday. We had a Reverends Professional Day yesterday, and it was good to see other Reverends from across Canada. Zoom makes it easier to have virtual meetings and these meetings are so important to connect with other Reverends on an annual basis.
The main focus of our Professional Day was the topic of “Ethics”. It was very interesting to purview the questions posed to us by the President of the Spiritualist Church of Canada. It was also very interesting to see most Reverends feeling the same about the questions of Ethics we discussed.
Of course the devastating topic of the Residential School finding of 215 children came up. Some children, as young as three, were buried on the property of the Kamloops Residential School, was looked at. There was talking and discussion, concerns about other schools in Canada that may hold the same secrets kept from the Indigenous peoples and the public, for so many decades.
Looking back, years ago, in the United States, December 11th, just two weeks before Christmas, a young man went into a Kindergarten school and open fired on the children. This killing was not random. I was to do the “Talk” that Sunday and the question posed to Glenn and I as Reverends was, “Where was God in all of this?” These are pertinent questions that need to be asked and answered. I ended the “Talk” by saying Infinite Intelligence, Creator God, whose love is perfect, loving and powerful was with those children that morning.
For the 215 children whose lives were cut short because of the actions of adults put in charge over them, Creator God was with those innocent children, all of them; there is no doubt about this fact. As Spiritualists, the foundation of our Church is the belief of “Life after Life.” The children were welcomed into God’s Holy Spirit World, with a caring love that passes all understanding.
The question that will also come up is what happens to the perpetrators of such heinous crimes? When we die, we all will look at our book of life to see from birth to crossing, what our earthly life was and the decisions we have made. No one escapes this process. All humans will need to come to terms with what was done, the good and the not-so-good. How many times have you heard from people who have experienced NED’s (near death experiences), their lives flashed before their eyes!
Since each life is individual, each crossing individual, so are the after affects of what was done on the Earth Plane. There are many things that are also viewed, from brain disturbances and injuries, to personal, conscious decisions. Since we are all individuals, our viewing of our lives is also very individual. It is not up to us, as to what is the final result of this viewing will be.
Take a look at our Seven Principles! We acknowledge….
(1) Infinite Spirit, Divine Creator of All that is.
(2) Unity and Equality of All.
(3) Communication, Guidance and Healing from Spirit and Angels.
(4) Continuous Existence of the Soul and Its Personality.
(5) Personal responsibility for the Creation of Our Reality, through Thought, Word and Deed.
(6) Actions create results according to Natural Law.
(7) Eternal Progress open to Every Soul.
As you can see, these Principles will answer your questions, we are sure. As we say in our Opening Prayer, “All life is growth, so we judge not ourselves or others.” Infinite Spirit, Divine Creator of all that is, has these situations well in hand. We have the comfort of knowing we all have continuous existence. We have the comfort of knowing deeds done will be viewed by all, and those whose actions are deplorable will be viewed as well. Personal responsibility will be answered, and Eternal Progress will be open to every Soul. God Bless!