As of early this morning, our phone service was turned off for lack of payment. The immediate support which was gratefully received in response to my invitation on June 25th, allowed for service to be quickly restored on our servers and for our website to be available once again, but the support was not broad enough to cover the other normal obligations which were due, which included a working phone. As a result, two credit cards have been cancelled — limiting functionality — telephone service has been interrupted, first-of-the-month bills cannot be paid, and after three months Paul still waits for a paycheck.
This need not be.
As someone responded to my last invitation:
“I encourage everyone who visits this site, even occasionally, to see its value and decide how much you can spare monthly, without concern. Then make that amount an automatic payment, sending online from your account, or whatever way is best for you. A lot of small donations on a regular basis would allow for planning for the expenses. The individuals giving everything to bring this gift to us deserve a paycheck and financial stability.
Sending love and miracles to you!”
Love is much more involving than business. In a way, it is much more difficult. Love embodies, renders actual, reestablishes Brotherhood where business provides insulation, privacy, autonomy, and promotes competition — the absence of Love. When I say that we operate on the basis of Gift, I mean that we operate on the basis of Love — something which is consciously expressed. And that is what makes it more difficult than business.
Business amounts to unconscious relationships — a state of being together alone! It embodies the fact that a divorce from our Father is — Surprise! Surprise! — an involuntary divorce from each other . . . even though it took two Sons or Daughters of God, together, to claim independence from God and devote themselves to each other’s mutual agreements. And the “surprise,” as the Course says, was the instant presence of fear and guilt.
Awakening is the undoing of the divorce, the Fall. And Love is what undoes it. It seems to be more work because everyone has become accustomed to the ease of “not caring,” especially since the ethic of “independence,” of being “a self-made man or woman,” of “making your place in the world,” or “leaving your mark,” has been made the measure of success . . . not Love!
Here it is in a nutshell:
“Values can’t be allowed
to create obstacles to advancement
of national security and
This is not true.
I once again invite involvement . . . based upon giving, not getting. Generosity, not selfishness. Extension, not withdrawal. Embrace, not exclusion. Love expressed, not just thought about. Do it in whatever way you can, but do it! Override the inertia of “easy neglect” and join me in being the presence of Love.
The immediate need, which will bring us current, is for $3,000.
Thank you again to everyone for your support, whether large or small, whether regular or intermittent, whether you are new or have been a long-time contributor. It is a gift that keeps on giving!
July 3rd, 2017
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