Loving greetings and welcome to October, which we traditionally dedicate to celebrating the gift of friendship in our lives. This year’s theme, “Limitless Friendliness,” embraces not only those we call friend, it also reminds us that Spirit’s essence permeates each and every person in which it has uniquely individualized itself. I invite you to join us as we practice extending loving kindness and compassion to all beings, including ourselves. I also wish to add an extra sentence here to express my heartfelt gratitude for the divine friendship we share as a spiritual family.
The October 23, 2022 topic is “Unconditional Friendship.” Some share the opinion that true friends don’t encounter bumpy times on the road of friendship, that they shouldn’t express criticism or offer opinions unless asked. But I ask you, where is the growth in that? Unconditional friendship includes walking hand-in-hand through challenges, offering forgiveness for the missteps intentionally or unintentionally made. It’s about healing and transforming together, for therein we give and receive some of its most precious gifts.