Rev. Martha Quintana, Senior Minister It Starts at the Rio Grande Center for Spiritual Living

Mandela’s Prayer: Leaving the Prison of Our Own Prejudice

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This Sunday, December 8th, 2013

10 AM

Rev Martha Quintana, Senior Minister

Rev Martha Quintana, Senior Minister

Rev. Martha surveyed the congregation to find out what topics they wanted to hear about on Sunday morning.  Congregants sent in over 80 suggestions. All of the talks this fall are directly taken from the survey and dedicated to the people who come to the Sunday Service.  To all of the congregants and visitors, thank you for creating a world-class spiritual community with your presence, your talent, and your treasure.  You have already changed the world. 

“How to Use the Power Greater than You Are”

There is an irresistible urge back of everything to create, to express life.  Any time any of us have that passion to create something or to express in a bigger way, there is a Power motivating us.  How do we use this Power?  How do we give ourselves access to It All?  Join Rev. Martha on Sunday as we discover the way.


Susan Clark, Music Director

Susan Clark is joined by

Lewis Winn on guitar/bass guitar and Jay Blea on drums/percussion


The Daily Meditation 12.08.2013

Mandela’s Prayer: Leaving the Prison of Our Own Prejudice

Rev Martha Quintana, Senior Minister

Rev Martha Quintana, Senior Minister

Freedom is the Heart of God.  It is that Divine Spark that is constantly seeking Itself and It recreates Itself in everything everywhere.  It is the Absolute Beauty of this world, the Absolute Abundance of the Universe, and the Absolute Truth of Everything Everywhere.  It is All There Is.

And I am one with this absolute beauty, abundance, and truth.  I am what it is and more.  Freedom is that urge and desire I have to know God so completely and beautifully that it cannot be denied no matter where I go or what I do.  I am all that it is.  And as I know this truth for myself, I know this truth for Nelson Mandela.  He is the absolute beauty, abundance, and truth of God and he is free now to meet his Creator face-to-face, free to live and love in the way he has always known.

I affirm and declare that Nelson Mandela’s work lives in the heart of the world, and is accomplished.  Whatever racism, poverty, injustice, and limitation have existed, it falls away in the wake of unconditional love.  No longer are any of us driven by prejudice or unlove.  Each of us leaves the prison of our own hatred, bigotry, resentment, and uncaring.  Each of us walks free and each time we become free, we free up the world.  It is right.

And I give thanks for this knowing.  I give thanks for Mandela and his beautiful example of courage and love.  His bravery changed a nation and the world.  His example lives on in the fabric of human consciousness and for that, I am so grateful.  It is this gratitude that gives this prayer wings.  It is done. 

And so it is. 


Rev Martha Quintana is Senior Minister at the Rio Grande Center For Spiritual Living, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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