“Turning the Other Cheek”

If you come from traditional Christianity, you might remember hearing Jesus’ admonition to “turn the other cheek,” possibly as a reason for being meek and allowing people to offer what could even be verbal abuse without a response. But this instruction really refers to the changing of one’s thought when faced by
error. And I suggest there two sides of the coin (if you will) to be changed.

First, we recognize the other person as the expression of Spirit. We love them, although we may or may not like them very much at the time. We forgive them and
respond in kindness and compassion, not anger and judgment. But what happens when a relationship no longer serves us (keeping in mind we have a relationship with other people, plus our money, our health, and really every area of our human experience)?

We change the terms of the relationship. We recognize the limiting belief we have about money, and we change it in order to allow the abundance of the Universe to
flow to us and through us. We recognize that we are worthy of respect and honoring from others, and where that is not happening, we make the necessary adjustments.

Edwene Gaines reminds us that “our life means what we say it means.” It is up to us to stand in our truth. Remember Jesus said we should love our neighbors as ourselves, but it starts with loving ourselves.

Click on the link below to listen to my message from last Sunday entitled “Standing in My Truth.”

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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 http://www.joyinsandiego.org. Other services include weddings, holy unions, baby blessings, baptisms, and memorial services. Learn more about me, and my book, at http://www.revjerry.com. 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 http://www.lgbtqspiritualsummit.org.
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