Give Me Your Tired and Your Poor

Ernest Holmes wrote, “In the midst of plenty, humanity lives in want, because of fear. To over come fear is the greatest adventure of the mind.”

As I watched the “Repairers of the Breach” an organization of clergy and lay people who work for the oppressed, speak out and march out for our immigrants at our borderlands, I was struck about how really, there is plenty for all. This thought just was so evident – There is plenty for all of us. However, because we live in fear of losing something, fear of those who are different than us, fear that there is not enough, fear that we can’t handle what is put in front of us, we continue to push away love and the very essence of what this country was founded on.

I woke up this morning with these words, like a recording, playing in my head, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” I can only imagine that the words were in the mass consciousness right now and that I was picking up the message loud and clear. We are all connected in the one Mind and whatever we tune into is ours to hear and act upon. We can ignore the call, or we can do something.

My way of doing something is to show up with all that I am. My way of doing something is to speak my truth. My way of doing something is to be the best me. My way of doing something is to look and to remain conscious of the greater. My way of doing something is to continue to love and let that love intuit to me where I shall give and where I shall go.

Ernest Holmes writes about the formula for overcoming fear, “Love alone can overcome fear because love surrenders itself to the object of its adoration.” Love is a complete surrender of all fear, of all lack, of anything that says this is impossible. There is nothing impossible to the Spirit that created all. As all the clergy said yesterday, “There is a Power greater than hate.” In fact, it is one Power and either hate or love comes from it. It’s the choice of the one using it. We are free.

The difference between the two, the hater or the lover is that those who love are always more powerful than those who hate. Love will win and has shown itself to win over and over. It wins because it is an energy that goes through manmade walls. It cannot be contained by a fence.

So, today, let us all find our place in all of this, knowing it is resolved and doing our part to stay active in that resolution. Look to the answers, not the problems. Take your part in the wheel of faith and love that is turning within this all. We will not rest until love gives all our children smiles again.

Love and Aloha,

Rev. Rita

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