There are moments in all our lives when only a chaplain or a minister can provide support, services and cherished rituals to lift our souls and carry us past hardship. But all too often for the many who are not members of an organized church, that is a daunting task. At those times we at Love and Mercy Ministries stand ready to provide a pathway to celebrate the spirit in our hearts and lives.
When events call for spiritual guidance, when you need to gather with people in love and fellowship, please email Liz. Love & Mercy Ministries was created to assist in organizing those gatherings. We’re here to serve you, lighten your burdens and help you once again dance with life.
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Liz Cratty's Master’s Thesis (Applied Theology):
Spiritual sustainability begins with each of us, individually. As we seek the higher road, the betterment of ourselves, our spiritual brothers and sisters, and our earthly home, we automatically begin to understand a larger context of our short lives in the flesh. We begin to see that sustainability is not for the short term—not just our lifetime or even the next seven generations, but must be part of the grand design for eons into the future. We must sustain our personal spirituality and employ spirit to help us sustain our world. It is imperative that those of us who have been given this larger vision work to expand the horizons of all our friends and associates. This is the personal and social imperative. According to The Urantia Book,
The fruits of the divine spirit which are yielded in the lives of spirit-born and God-knowing mortals are: loving service, unselfish devotion, courageous loyalty, sincere fairness, enlightened honesty, undying hope, confiding trust, merciful ministry, unfailing goodness, forgiving tolerance, and enduring peace” (2054).
What a beautiful world this would be if this is how each person lived. Our civilization would be sustainable in every respect if each child was reared in love and taught that every other person on this planet was his or her sibling. We would have a peaceful, dignified citizenry, and society would be based on intention and values. Therein, perhaps, we would each discover the Kingdom of God.
The Love and Mercy Ministries team has raised $3186.26 for the Susan G. Komen fund for breast cancer research. In October, 2013, we’ll be Racing for the Cure once again.