My Brother’s Boat

“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.”–Martin Luther King, Jr., from the “I Have A Dream” speech.

This quote really touched me, and I find it to be so appropriate in 2011. We might remove “former slaves” and “former slave owners,” and add Democrats and Republicans, gays and straights, liberals and conservatives, Religious Scientists and Catholics.

The truth is that we are all in this together, all with the same ultimate goal of a safe, secure, abundant life. But we don’t do it by ourselves. There is a Hindu proverb that states, “when you help your brother’s boat across, your own will reach the shore.” Click on the link below to hear my Sunday talk from last week on this subject.

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About revjerryt

I offer spiritual counseling around healing issues related to relationships (with our Higher Power, ourselves and family), coming out (regardless of sexual orientation), and other concerns. I am a Religious Science / New Thought Minister living in the San Diego area, and senior minister of Joyful Living Spiritual Center, meeting at the Days Hotel (543 Hotel Circle South, Mission Valley/San Diego) in the East Wing Meeting Room on the second floor. Learn more at Other services include weddings, holy unions, baby blessings, baptisms, and memorial services. Learn more about me, and my book, at I am also the founder of the LGBTQ Spiritual Summit, bringing members of the gay and lesbian community together with leaders of various religious denominations and spiritual traditions, in order to start the conversation about healing. Learn more at
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