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For Your Consideration

By Rev. Margee Jaeger, Sr. Pastor

Progressive Spiritualist Church

November 2020

Spiritualism - A Religion of Responsibility

We often talk about Spiritualism being a Religion of Responsibility. As a community we emphasize the individual's right to question and choose. We offer Principles rather than Dogma; we require that people think for themselves rather than tell them what to think; we open our doors with acceptance rather than requiring conformity.

Whew! That’s a lot of responsibility. And it starts with each one of us.

Spiritualist Principles speak to humanity's relationship with the Creator, Nature, ourselves and our fellow man. They are like a mirror we can use to see how WE are doing; not a magnifying glass to see how OTHERS are doing. I am responsible for me; for my words, my actions, my choices. As I embrace the Principles, I accept my responsibility to be the best version of myself I can be. When I am distracted and find myself operating in a way that is not my best self; the Principles serve as a guidepost to get back on the path.

Thinking for yourself can be a heavy responsibility. It can be easier to have someone that you respect, and maybe even fear, tell you what is right and wrong, how to act and what to do when you have strayed from their path. It is more challenging to make a personal decision about what it means to be your best self and hold yourself accountable to those standards.

Finally let's consider the concept of acceptance. Acceptance does not mean agreement. I can accept you, acknowledge what you believe, love you and not agree with you at all. We each walk our own path in this life; paths that contain a combination of universal and unique experiences. Your path will shape your opinions and beliefs just as my path shapes mine. Some things we will agree on and others we will not. And, here’s the really cool thing: THAT IS OKAY!

Like-minded souls will gravitate toward one another and our community will be strong as we flex and grow together. We are a willow in the wind, bending and flowing with the breeze, yet never breaking. Let us continue to pray every day - May those who need us find us, and may those we need find us too!

Blessings,
Rev. Margee

As the sunflower turns its face to the light of the sun,
so Spiritualism turns the face of humanity to the light of the truth.

All Are Welcome!


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July 9th Church is opened - with social distancing
November 2020 Spiritualism – A Religion of Responsibility
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Upcoming Speakers
Date Speaker
November 15 Christine Bingham
November 22 Rev. Ed Cummins
November 29 Student Service