When the Members are the Missionaries: An Extraordinary Calling for Ordinary People
Living the Gospel: A Workbook for Individuals and Small Groups
Stacey, a cosmetologist in hair setting and cutting for over 30 years, works with celebrities, models, and musicians in the New York City area and around the world. She always finds common values to share with them.
00:00 – 00:50 Introducing Stacey
00:50 – 01:50 She values finding common ground with diverse people and seeing people enjoy the differences between each other
01:50 – 04:37 Her clients: some are very spiritual and selfless in the superficial fashion industry; two are make-up artists and one is a photographer; they seek to be loving and non-judgmental; they are open to life’s changes; they look to see what the universe has for them; they see the bigger picture with strong belief that the universe will throw back to them what they put out there; they seek to be kind; when others are not kind to them, they assume they are in pain and they are forgiving; when things go wrong for them, they believe better things are out there so they wait.
04:37 – 05:54 – It’s easy to blame others and the difficulty in “getting out of your own way;” dealing with blaming yourself; and getting beyond blame to be open to the good around you. 05:54 – Thank you, Stacey.
Sir Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth of Great Britain and a member of the House of Lords, writes in this New York Times op-ed about consumerism and the meaning of religious holidays.
He reminds us that Charles Darwin believed it was not “survival of the fittest” but building community and supporting the common good that helped the human species survive. “Religion is the best antidote to the individualism of the consumer age.”
Nicholas Kristof on racism in three columns from The New York Times: On unconscious attitudes toward race: "Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist?"(8/27/14) On three often heard complaints by whites about blacks: “When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part … [Read More...]
“This approach encourages every member, lay or ordained, and every congregation, no matter how large or small, to engage directly and immediately in meaningful Christian work and witness. It is deceptively simple but profound.”
– The Rt. Rev. Joe G. Burnett, Asst. Bishop of Maryland
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