there be Renewalment in our hearts and minds each day, each moment . . .
We gather to
worship; we go forth to serve.
Finally brethren,. .
. be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace, and the
God of love and peace shall be with you. All the Saints salute you. The Grace of the Lordand the love of God, and the communion of the Holy
Ghost be with you all.A-men.
~ II Corinthians 13: 11,
ONENESS . . . May Peoples of All Faiths truly Revere one another and
one another's Faiths, with Brotherhood and Peace on Earth unfolding in
Divine Sacred Gracious beauty . . . .
AS I have Loved ye, may ye Love One Another.AS I have Served ye,
may ye Serve One Another.Yashua
~ Archibald MacLeish, "Riders on the Earth," in Bubble
of Blue Air.
"As I have Loved ye may ye
Love One Another;
as I have Served ye may ye
Serve One Another."
~ John 13:34
Let us create a heaven on Earth . . . HERE and NOW
"When I was a boy, I became a
skeptic, and it seemed for a time as if I must give up all hope
of religion. But fortunately I studied the Christian
religion, the Muslim, the Buddhist, and others, to find that the same foundation principles taught by
my religion were also taught by all religions. It appealed to me
this way." ~ Swami Vivekananda, Talk at Unity Hall, March 1895.
Complete Works, 1. 318.
Holy Mother's Prayer: Lord, Please Accept Our Offering. Bless us, that we ever surrender to the Divine Will. Make us Pure and
All Loving. May we not accuse, demand, or complain, but Love,
Revere, and Cooperate with All. May we not find fault with others,
but rather, find our own faults. May we not treat others as
strangers, but learn to make all our own. May we know the whole
world to be our own. Peace, Peace, Peace be Unto All. ~ Sri
the Quiet Trail ~ a memoir in honour of Lanny and Edith Vee
"Do that which is needful; serve all; never be a 'pass the
buck' person." ~ Landres Daniel Chilton (stated in words
and in deeds throughout his life)
They met as actors in the mid 1940s, when Lanny was
formulating the first racially integrated theater in Maryland - in Baltimore,
the celebrated Greenwich Theater. Edith's love for the arts and
openness to all humanity led her to the theater. They married,
and continued their love of theater and the arts. Edith acted,
while Lanny wrote and directed plays, as well as acted. In the
days when it was dangerous and came "under attack" to do so, Lanny and
Vee Chilton put on plays with persons of all races, cultures, and genders at Greenwich Theater (at The Baltimore
Interracial Fellowship House), sometimes under threats from persons with racist attitudes.
The young couple blazed a trail of early "Oneness of All Persons" and anti-racism, not by
protesting or making speeches, but simply by living out their
sense of racial same-ness and equality at a time and place when
this was not a common practice or idea. You can see into
Edith's mind and heart by looking at her paintings; a favorite
painting is the Three Children in a Sandbox. It was a repose to
the song, "Three Kids in a Sandbox." The children are playing
tranquilly together. Each one of the three is a different
race. Just that. No speeches, no protests. Just play. These
children have not been taught to pigeonhole people into
racial categories. Edith's art shows us a glimpse of a better
world, a world that exists in many places, a world Edith and
Lanny worked toward throughout a lifetime in quiet and strong
Baltimore's own Verna Lee Day recollects the early days
of Greenwich Theater, and how "Deep are the Roots" and other
plays were performed despite threats against the theater and the
performers... "Lanny and Vee put them on anyway, and no harm
came to anyone or to the theatre." ~ Verily, it was a time of
quietly weaving and producing an undercurrent of love and mutual
reverence for one another with blindness to any perceived outer
differences among mankind...
It was not so much simply a "talking" of the brotherhood
of all mankind, it was a LIVING of it. It just Was. There was
no notion of the so-called low notion of "tolerance" as if some
groups or persons are superior and must somehow "tolerate" one
or another group. No. It was and is the Divine and Loving
notion and Teaching of Oneness of all beings, and the
Brotherhood of Mankind. We all of us REVERE one another--we
identify with our brother, we do not presume to look down
and "tolerate" him. Love One Another, Serve One Another, See
and Revere the Divinity in our fellow beings. What a Great
Blessing this is to have washed over and through us all those
years of growing and learning without contamination of false
differences and "we-they" types of mindsets or thinking.
Let us one and all ever celebrate and embrace our
differences and not presume to judge, for this is not our
calling on this blessed Earth. Our Diversity is our Strength. Let us foster mutual understanding and expansiveness of hearts
In loving reverence and memory of beautiful and loving
parents who gave us one of life's greatest gifts of open hearts
and utter un-awareness of any cultural, racial, or religious
differences among beings. With a large-heartedness and a Grace
of the Holy Spirit, it was always known and understood that, by
definition, the very foundation and basis of All Faiths is Love,
Pure Love--Agape', UN-conditional Love, and Selfless Loving Service.
their life and living (thoughts, words, deeds), they exemplified
Total Courage and fearlessness in the persuit of righteousness
and Truth. They taught us forthrightness, fortitude, and of the
Divinity in all. Thank you O beloved Parents for that which is
among the Greatest of Gifts to Mankind and Society, including
the very essence of truth, liberty, justice, service, and love for
They named their first child Channahsorah after Edith's
mother, and then little sister Earleen came along.
Also in their lives, Edith Vee was an amazing ARTIST - many
of her beautiful paintings are on family and friend's walls
across the nation. Lanny got his pilot's license as an adult;
he was a PILOT and loved being at air-ports and flying his
twin-engine Cessna (in which he had part ownership). A
bumper-sticker on the back of his car said "I'd Rather be
Flying!" Always having the heart of a Servant, Lanny's devotion
and worshipfulness blossomed and deepend over his lifetime, and
he spoke and wrote several heart-felt prayers and sermons.
Also ref: Vanger Family Circle blog, by Leanna Chamish