The Community Miracles Center is a local and worldwide fellowship. We share our experience of A Course In Miracles and other related spiritual teachings in order to heal our perception of ourselves, our relationships, and the world."
1. Articles of Incorporation Secretary of State of State of California Feb. 9, 1987 (Shows Church intended purpose)
2. Recognition Letter Franchise Tax Board State of California Jun. 17, 1987 (Shows legal Church status)
3. Recognition Letter Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. Jan. 8, 1988 (Shows 501[c] Public Charity status)
4. Amendment to Articles Secretary of State of State of California Jan. 14, 1998 (Shows name change)
5. Reissue Recognition Letter Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. Oct. 10, 2018 (Shows 501[c] Public Charity status with new office address)
"There is no choice in this because only you can be the foundation of God's church. A church is where an altar is, and the presence of the altar is what makes it a church. Any church which does not inspire love has a hidden altar which is not serving the purpose for which God intended it. I must found His church on you because you who accept me as a model are literally my disciples." (OrEd.Tx.6.12)
To forgive is not to say, "I know you are a horrible person, but I am going to forgive you. I'm so spiritual that I am going to forgive you." That's not what A Course In Miracles means by "overlook." It means "Look, then, beyond error, and don't let perception rest upon it, for you will believe what your perception holds." (OrEd.Tx.9.9) I talk about this a lot with my ACIM-1 class. We will perceive what we want to perceive. We see what we want to see. If you want to see your brother as holy and innocent, you will see him as holy and innocent.
I know for me that has been something I’ve been dealing with over the past few months. Whether it has to do with my work life, with my schooling, or with my being a minister here at the Community Miracles Center, I’ve been dealing with my doubts. I realized that in all aspects of my life, at some point, this self-doubt enters my mind. Even though I know deep down that I have accomplished good things in my life, yet for some reason the doubt still enters my thinking.
It was also interesting to me that when they went to talk with another juror, she referred back to what I was saying. The other juror who was a woman, she said “I thought it was really interesting what number 18 said (that was me). I’ve heard that other places and it is a very interesting perspective. I want less guilt in the world and the idea that I could just choose that interests me.” I thought then, this D.A., this district attorney, was not going to want me on the case. My point of view could influence other people on the case, the other jurors. The district attorney is going for a “guilty” verdict, not a “not guilty” verdict.
Our Community Miracles Center Board Member and Secretary, Rev. Peter Graham, had put forth the suggestion for the San Francisco finale that we stage a "mock crucifixion" of me, and that he appear as a Roman soldier organizing the crucifixion. A big challenge for this idea was having to build a suitable cross. That isn't just something you can go buy on Amazon.