"This is my command: Love
each other." . . . Jesus . . . John 15:17
The Promise
"If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching.
My Father will love him, and we will come to him
and make our home with him."  ... Jesus ... John 14:23
Holding these words in our hearts, we opened the door
to the every day Presence of Jesus, walking
with us ... teaching us ... The Way.
And, onto the mountain,
there came the words promised...
Sunday Sermons
November 19, 2017
Of Simplicity,
Love One Another

  I AM with you!  When you acknowledge My presence with you, the very air around you feels altered!  I whisper; you hear Me; perhaps you even speak to Me, acknowledging My presence with you.  Our communion is simple!  And held within our simple communion ~ is a sacred union, ~ a time of peace; I know your heart!   

“There is a beauty to simplicity!  It is extraordinary!  When you are willing to remove, all that is unnecessary, you find, that everything around you, looks: lighter, cleaner, uncluttered. 

“I would ask you, to consider, moving into an environment of simplicity, step by step, so you appreciate the process.  Take from you all things you do not need, and hold on to the useful, the things which make you comfortable, and productive. 

“Living simply ~ gives you the time to look around you, and appreciate ~ the beauty of God’s creation!  When you are living simply, that which you need to do, to maintain, all the possessions and objects and things that you have gathered around you, does not take hours, or days.  When you live simply, you can do, in very short order, what used to take you quite a while.

“When I came to Earth over two thousand years ago, to walk as a human being, My message, from God, was simple; and, there is great beauty in its simplicity.  Love one another.

“Take some time this week, to begin paring-down, your possessions, such as: clothing, and shoes, and articles in your home.  Look around and see, what is used, and what has gone unused for quite a while, and give it away, so that you might free yourself, and live simply. 

“Love one another.    I pause, because it is so simple.    In fact, most will say, ‘Love one another, that is what we are supposed to do.  Love one another, that is the new command.’  But the importance of the message seems to be crumbling, and falling away.  It is so perfectly simple that it is difficult to believe that is all you have to do.

“If you will try this experiment, for one week, you will be surprised.  Love one another.  Write it down on a piece of paper, and post it all over, on your desk, on your walls, on your mirrors.  Love one another.  If you are living with family, two members, four members, ten members, encourage each member of your family to “practice,” loving one another; for one week, this is going to be a project. 

“What will happen, at the end of that week, is you will notice there have been very few disagreements, very few tears, and a lot of laughter, and love created within your home.  That is the place to start.  That is the place where you will see the power, and the beauty of simplicity.  Love one another.  Just from this experiment, it will occur to you, that this is really all the citizens of the world need to do: to end hunger; to end abuse; to end war; and, to live in peace.  And it does not cost, one cent.  No one has to give-up any of their possessions to another.  No blood will be shed. 

“See the beauty of simplicity, and love one another!”