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We Can Be Optimistic About the Future of Our Planet

Presented by Gabriel of Urantia and Niánn Emerson Chase

to members and guests of Global Community Communications Church at a World-Wide Sunday Service

Teaching by Niánn Emerson Chase

Pessimism, Apathy, and OptimismThere are three people who I knew many years ago when I taught in the public schools, who represent three different types of persons in the secular world. These three individuals were teachers, colleagues of mine, and they were very different from each other. What they had in common though was their chronological age and their lack of faith in God. They were not religious or spiritual people, and their values were strictly based on the materialism of the dominant culture. None of them had any vision of the future, nor did they have a sense of history. None of them really felt a sense of responsibility or genuine connection to others, except possibly a superficial relationship with their students and with some acquantances and family. Their daily goals were simply to get through the day, unaware of events happening that were not in their immediate vicinity.

One was a woman who was caustic and bitter. She made fun of everything and everyone, especially anything good and hopeful. Her philosophy was that people were not to be trusted. In fact, life was not to be trusted. From her perspective, every dream that she had had, every person that she had loved, had betrayed her. Life had doled her a raw deal. In her younger years I’m sure that she had been a beautiful woman, but in her late fifties her face had taken on her pessimism. Her eyes were cold, and her mouth had a permanent snarl. Every time she opened that mouth to spit out words, I cringed inside, dreading her gloomy judgments on situations and on persons, and I most certainly couldn’t laugh at her sharp, sarcastic dark humor. I often wondered how her fifth grade students fared with her.

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The Uniqueness of the Ascending Daughter to God and Higher Relationships Between Men and Women in Committed Unions (part2)

Presented by Gabriel of Urantia and Niánn Emerson Chase

to members and guests of Global Community Communications Church at a World-Wide Sunday Service

Teaching by Niánn Emerson Chase

I’ve realized that women’s issues are simply human beings’ issues. It’s not men’s issues, children’s issues, women’s issues; it’s human beings’ issues, and it’s how human beings view each other, how humans relate to each other. There is a spiritual paucity, a spiritual poverty in Western civilization that is a disease. It’s a most serious disease; it is the plague of the centuries. It has been a plague since the Lucifer rebellion and it’s just compounded now. The rebellion has influenced how people see and relate to each other.

Unlike the married couple that I described in Part 1 of this teaching, my mother and father had an appropriate relationship. They are both first-light souls, new souls. They shared similar spiritual values they loved God the Universal Father within a Christian context. They both agreed in the implementation of their faith walk. They had the same goals and agreed on the lifestyle that they wanted to live. And they each had a strong sense of who they were as a man and a woman in relationship. The roles were clearly defined for my father, the breadwinner, and for my mother, the homemaker. Throughout my growing-up years I never sensed any competition between my parents, only cooperation. I saw love and honor shown to each other, and I do not recall ever seeing my parents arguing or fighting with each other, though I knew that they did not always agree on everything. I also was aware that the relationship wasn’t perfect, but I never, as a child, experienced them expressing anger with each other in front of me. My father consistently showed my mother respect, appreciation, and protectivness, and he did not tolerate any disrespect shown by us children to my mother. He showed that same respect and love and protectivness to us three girls, his daughters. And my mother showed my father respect, gratitude and cheerful submission. I said submission, not subversion, there is a big difference in those two realities. Read the rest of this entry »

The Uniqueness of the Ascending Daughter to God and Higher Relationships Between Men and Women in Committed Unions (part 1)

Presented by Niánn Emerson Chase

to members and guests of Global Community Communications Church at a World-Wide Sunday Service

Introduction by Gabriel of Urantia

According to the peace calendar, the month of March is in honor of women, and on this day, March 4, 1917, Montana elected Jeannette Rankin, who was the first woman to sit in the United States House of Representatives. She voted against World War I, World War II and the Vietnam war.
Teaching by Niánn Emerson Chase
Montana. Isn’t that amazing, the first state to elect a woman. I’ve heard a lot of jokes about Montana as being out in the “back forty” and not real progressive and cosmopolitan. But I guess those ranchers and mountain men in Montana recognized the few women who were in their state, realizing that women’s perspectives were needed. Those men helped elect a woman into the House of Representatives.

Mary and Harry

A few weeks ago I visited a couple who have been friends of mine for quite a while. I love both of them very much. Each one is very special and very beautiful. I hadn’t seen them for a while, but every time I see these friends of mine, after spending time with them and enjoying each one of them in their uniqueness, I always experience a lot of sadness too, because they are basically unhappy together. Yet they stay together. I understand why they are unhappy together, and it saddens me to see two very special people who are really, really good people, struggling to make a marriage and stay in a relationship that really isn’t appropriate. It has kept them frustrated. Every time I see them they seem more frustrated and smaller than they were the last time I visited them. I’ve done a lot of thinking about the reason for this, and thanks to Continuing Fifth Epochal Revelation (CFER) and my own processes and growing, I’ve come to analyze and understand their situation. They represent so many couples in our country.

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