In the book, The Road Less Traveled, M. Scott Peck speaks of mental health as a relentless dedication to the truth. Peck says, “The less clearly we see the reality of the world – the more our minds are befuddled by falsehoods, misperceptions, and illusions—the less able we will be to determine correct courses of action and make right decisions. Our view of reality is like a map with which to negotiate the terrain of life. If the map is true and accurate, we will generally know where we are, and if we have decided where we want to go, we will generally know how to get there. If the map is false and inaccurate, we generally will be lost.”
The truth is that God doesn’t see the lines on the map we draw in the sand with walls, fences, or oceans to separate people and nations. God loves all, cares for all and wants us to be like that, too. The truth is there is but one people—and everyone is included and welcomed— even you and me.
As you love the people of this one world, O God, help us to love others. As we see Christ in the breaking of the bread, may others see Christ in us. Amen.
Christian Ed & Fellowship will be hosting a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 31 from 4-6 pm. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes for “Trunk or Treating” and games! Everyone is welcome to attend and join in the fun and activities.
Volunteers are needed to help out please speak to Avril, Laurel or Elaine or more information.
East Valley Youth Group
Friday, October 9th from 6-8 pm at Community Christian Church in Tempe. Our theme for the evening is music and will even include a drum circle.
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