Got A Reverend?
Ahh, now that caught your attention.
Many years ago, I attended a church and “Pastor Tom” went on vacation. While he was gone “Reverend John” filled in for Pastor Tom giving the Sunday talk. When Pastor Tom returned, I asked him, “what’s the difference between a pastor and a reverend?” Pastor Tom paused, thought for a moment, and said, “a pastor has his own church, a reverend doesn’t.” I think that was the short answer to what could be a complex answer that varies based on the religion. That settled my curiosity at the time.
Bing says “The key difference between a pastor and a reverend is the roles & scope. A pastor specifically leads a congregation and provides spiritual guidance, while a reverend is a broader title used for ordained ministers across different roles and denominations.”
Google defines reverend as, “used as a title or form of address to members of the clergy.”
As we call in our new minister, we see our new minister revealed before us as our joyful vibrant community leader. We know that they will be revealed in a way that will express Spirit and serve the highest and greatest good of all who are touched by their Presence.
You can strengthen our calling by reading the Covenant Prayer frequently.
There is only One Life! That Life is God’s Life! That Life is Perfect. That Life is my Life Now!
In knowing that I am ‘one’ with this Life that is God…I therefore know that I am ‘one’ with all of its blessed expressions, which includes the Presence of a New Minister for My beloved Spiritual Community.
Because I know that the highest Purpose of my New Minister is to express Spirit, I therefore know that my New Minister is a Revelation of Spirit as: Wholeness. I further know that my New Minister is the fulfillment of that which has been promised by God, for it is written:
Happiness and Wholeness fill my entire being with the realization of Love and Perfection.
As I stand in agreement with my beloved Community, I see my New Minister revealed before me as my joyful, vibrant community leader.
I now intend to experience my New Minister in full cooperation and agreement with my Community, knowing this Truth about myself, for …
I am inspiring and motivating the experience of wholeness and love
I am revealing the divinity and wisdom within me
I am leading in the realization of truth and love I am facilitating, supporting and expanding a diverse selection of classes
I am providing a nurturing, vibrant community welcoming all
As I now accept the highest expression of a New Minister into my life, I know that they will be revealed in a way that will express Spirit and serve the highest and greatest good of all who are touched by their Presence.
I am grateful God is gracious.
And so It is.