ASK REVEREND SANDY
By Rev. Sandy Moore
Rev. Sandy Moore is the founder of the Center for Universal Truth in San Juan Capistrano. She established this New Thought spiritual community to bring together individuals of various religious and spiritual faiths so that their lives could be empowered and enlightened by applying practical spiritual principles. Rev. Sandy’s Sunday morning message is one of hope, love and healing and the celebration services are filled with music, love and inspiration.
“Ask Rev. Sandy” is a column that has been developed to allow people the opportunity to seek additional answers about spiritual and religious insights. These are a few of the most recent questions that have been received:
Q: You state that you are an interfaith spiritual community. Are you a Christian-based religion?
A: We define ourselves as an interfaith spiritual community because we have a congregation of individuals who have diverse religious backgrounds from many different faiths brought together by a spiritual thread. Yes, we are Christian based from the standpoint that we use the enlightened teachings of Jesus as well as teachings from many great spiritual leaders. We feel there are many paths to God and there are universal truths common to all. We are inclusive; not exclusive and embrace the uniqueness and diversity of all.
Q: What is your feeling about sin and do you feel that there are those who are sinners?
A: The word “sin” is a French word used in the sport of archery; it means, “to miss the mark”. We feel that as spiritual beings in human form we sometimes make a mistake, or “miss the mark”, and as a result we have the opportunity to learn from that lesson enabling us to grow and evolve from that error. We are in this physical world to learn and usually have our greatest growth from these lessons. In essence, we all make mistakes; it’s what we do with those experiences to advance our personal and spiritual growth that is important. Jesus said, “If there is one of you who has not sinned, let him be the first to throw a stone.”
Q: What do you believe happens to us when we die?
A: We believe that the pure essence of who we are, Spirit, is eternal. Spirit is energy that is encased in the physical form of our body. Even though the physical dies, the spirit exists eternally in some form of energy or essence. Our spirit, or soul, is too precious not to transcend beyond the human experience.
If you would like to ask Rev. Sandy a question, please contact us at the Center for Universal Truth, 27121 Calle Arroyo #2200, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 or at www.centerfortruth.org . We look forward to hearing from you.
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