For many of us, Spring is already in the air, even though the Easter celebration is falling earlier than usual this year. No matter where you’re located in this vast Universal Brotherhood network of Ministers, my hope for each of you is that you are able to worship with whomever you choose, in the manner that best represents your deep connection to God and the Divine Spirit. May you find yourself in the company of people you love and who hold you in a sense of respect, love and high esteem.
As you come together in prayer, please remember the enormous power of prayers that are shared and joyfully scattered. Imagine your prayerful sentiments being deliberately sent across the globe and being warmly received by people everywhere. As we intentionally widen our circle of love and influence, we become the living embodiment of the Christ spirit in action.
For all of our Ministers who celebrate Passover, let us also extend early Passover blessings to each of you and your families for a reverent and joyful celebration beginning this year on April 23rd. May your Seder table be alight with the warmth and commitment of loved ones and family alike. May each of your 8 days of celebration reveal to you a deeper sense of connection and belonging.
As I’ve said previously, to me these sacred and holy traditions are meant to encompass introspection, reflection and deep forgiveness—forgiveness toward others as well as for ourselves. I don’t think it is an accident that the word forgiveness is mentioned 72 times in the New Testament. Are we being given a clue to the true means of attaining peace and wholeness? I believe so.
As always, I want you to know that you are being held in the Light by everyone on the Corporate Board of Universal Brotherhood, and by our Founders, Rick and Jeni Prigmore. You are a vital part of this wonderful organization and as such we extend to you the warm embrace of genuine affection and caring; I certainly hope you’re sensing that now.
May Grace allow you to rise higher and higher during these most special and joyful celebrations of Easter and Passover.
Blessings to you and to all those you hold dear,
Rev. Rosemary Cathcart
Universal Brotherhood Movement, Inc.