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From The Chaplain's Desk
June 2011 Chaplain's Corner

By Amy Whitcomb, State Chaplain

  JUNE 2, 2011 --

Welcome to the awakening of another summer season.  It is beginning to warm in the Northwest corner and we are in full bloom now.  Just a reminder of the upcoming events of Grange Sunday here on June 11th at 11 A.M. in Cheshire and New England Grange Sunday on June 26th at the Rockingham Meetinghouse in Rockingham, Vermont.  Hope to see you there.

Many people first become conscious of their dissatisfaction with their present condition in life when they seek to gain a fuller knowledge of the spiritual things in life.  The hunger we feel is but the prompting of the Devine within us, which longs with an infinite longing to fill us.  “Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.”  The supply is always equal to the demand, but first there must be a demand before supply is of use.

There is attainable by us, a place where we can see that our doing can cease, because Spirit is the fulfillment of all of our desires.  We simply get still and know that all things, whatever we desire are ours already, and this knowing it, or recognizing it, has power to bring the invisible God or good, the innermost substance of all things, forth into the visible form of good that we want.

To affirm anything is to assert positively that it is so, even in the face of all contrary evidence.  We may not be able to see that by our simple affirming a thing to be true, we can go on to prove the rule, each one in his own life.  The beautiful presence all about us and within us is the substance of every good that we can possibly desire, yes, infinitely more than we are capable of desiring, for “no eye has seen or hear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him.”  There are many affirmations of Truth that cover a multitude of other ones, and which do marvelous work in bringing good to ourselves and to others.


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