FROM THE PASTOR:
Oneness in Christ
Children are the reflections of their parents. So also we are the children of God and hence we are the reflections of God, who is the author of the universe, and present everywhere in the universe. All we need to do is to recognize this God’s presence within us and everywhere around us. Jesus had this consciousness and hence He said, “I and the Father are one”.
God has created everyone different for good. He wants us to live our best but never forget that we are the spiritual beings created in the image of God. The difference between us doesn’t matter as long as we do our best. The small waves and the big waves all arise from the same ocean. So also though we are different we are all one in God – mystical body of Christ. Sometimes we envy others and we think that we should be like others or better than others. Hence we suffer because we take external life too seriously. Christ and the saints gave importance to the soul, the internal life and hence they never cared suffering and worldly loss. That is why St. Paul said, “Nothing can separate me from the love of Christ”.
Everything will betray you if you betray God by forgetfulness of Him. So it is time to realize your unity with all by experiencing your oneness with God. Practice that kind of unity in the vastness of your expanded consciousness in meditation. Your outer life also must be clean, pure in word, thought and action. Remove all impediments in your path – anything that obstructs your spiritual development. That will lead you to oneness in the infinite Christ. Then you can say along with St. Paul, “It is not I who live but Christ who lives in me”.
Rev. Louis Reddy Maramreddy