Minister’s Article

The season of Lent began on Feb. 17th and continues for 7 weeks through April 4th which is Easter Sunday.  Easter celebrates and commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus.

The Lenten season in Unity is a time to reflect upon the things in our consciousness that need to be released (death) as well as the things that can be added (resurrection) to make our lives more enjoyable and harmonious.

First, we release whatever is in our life that no longer serves us.  We give thanks and rejoice for the lessons we have learned as we continue to grow in consciousness and let go of the old and outdated ways of living.

Next, we embrace the new good in our lives which are always available to us.  We focus on the Truth of our being, our Oneness with Life and strive for a higher standard of living in our thoughts.

As we fast from wrong thinking in our mind, denying anything that can keep our good from us and feast on the Truth of our Oneness with the only power of the Universe that flows in and through us, we become transformed by the renewing of our mind.

Romans 12:2  “And be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

Charles Fillmore-Keep a True Lent-“Lent is a season of spiritual growth, a time for progressive unfoldment.  When we can blend and merge our mind with God-Mind, the way is open for the Lord to glorify us and to lift us into a higher, purer, more spiritual state.”

As we dedicate ourselves to aligning with Truth and unify our mind with the Universal Mind of God, all that is false within us begins and continues to fall away.

I hope you received the Release and Renew booklet that was mailed last month.  If you did not and would like a copy of this Unity Lenten season guide you can contact the office or request a copy from Unity.org.

Join with other Truth students all around the world in the season of Lent by reading the daily affirmations in the Release and Renew booklet. May you be blessed with release and renewal in your mind, body, and all of your affairs.

Peace,
Rev. Leslie Venable
Spiritual Leader-Unity Christ Church