Saturday, September 11, 2010

A message from my pastor...

Beautiful people,

I want to suggest that for every one Muslim holy book that is burned on September 11 that the people of First Grace commit to purchasing two to be distributed to Muslim children. I am sure that such a good will effort will not get any news time, as the news is mostly interested in dividing us—the world, religions, neighbors. But, we will know in our hearts that God/Allah is one, and we are one with Her.

The Penguin book addition cost about $9.00 plus shipping and handling. Let’s call it $12.00 even.

Let me know if you would put up $12.00 as a good will gesture for Muslim children in America. I am working on finding a proper place of distribution.

In the mean time, below is a part of a poem from Rumi, one of the great Muslim mystics whom I often turn to for wisdom.

“Miracles secret and open flow from the teacher.
With reason—that’s not unusual at all.
And the tiniest of these miracles
Is this: everyone near a saint gets drunk with God.”

Be good to yourself and someone not like you.
See you Sunday.
Pastor Shawn