“THE SPIRITUAL SCOOP”
Monthly Newsletterof theAmerican Fellowship Church
April 2011 Issue #7
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MAY we always keep hope in our hearts and REALLY WANT the best for all!
Reverend Theodore H. Swenson, Founder American Fellowship Church, since 1975
May we? Can we? Should we?
The month of May presents us with spring infull bloom, bursting with possibility. Historically,May derives its name from Maia, Roman goddessof spring. For English speakers, the word “may”not only means possibility, but also opportunity,even
. I may, you may, we may!Think of that!
The month of Maygive us permission to take action, to take a stand,to make a difference. We may not know the resultin the real world, or in the grand scheme of things,but WE MAY MAKE A DIFFERENCE.Let us use the month of May to care, to share, todare to make a difference. May we offer help tothose in need, whose loss to floods, tornados andtidal waves has been catastrophic, who survived ahomeless winter only to go hungry on today’s citystreets, to God’s creatures whose very extinction isthreatened, to whatever cause calls to our mind,heart and soul. May the month of May inspire ourpotential and purpose to “Do what we can, withwhat we have, in the time we have, in the place weare.” (Nkosi Johnson, quoted by J. Wooten, 2004)May we? Yes, we may, we can,
and we should
What Is Coming
“The dawn of a new day for all of humanity is just now peaking over the ridge of a distant horizon, and we areroused by the turn of events of our still-lived-in darkness toarise quickly, that we may ready ourselves for thebrightness of the sun..“Throughout human history we have come to this precipice; across the span of time have we approached thisborder; and once again our choice is clear: Enlightenment and Paradise or Anarchy and Chaos.“Our options lay before us in sharp contrast. We canmove creatively and joyously into the possibility of abrighter tomorrow, or we can huddle fearfully as wewallow in the expectation of inescapable misery.“We can press forward into the splendor of A Future More Wondrous, or we can fall backward into thewretchedness of A Past More Depraved. We can elevate toour highest hopes or gravitate to our lowest expectations.“What we think and do and say in the days ahead willadd to the rapid collection of energy that is producing our destiny. How we imagine it today will determine how weexperience it tomorrow.“This I tell you because it is true.”
A World in Turmoil and What It All Means
by N. D. Walsch,2011,