Last year, when I wrote you, I told you I was entering my 40th year of studying A Course in Miracles. As that year draws to a close, I am again reminded why the Course is my life’s study: Its message is a healing balm for this troubled world and our conflicted minds. The Course so gently keeps presenting over and over again the single, transformative answer of forgiveness, even when we turn away to our old paths of anger and hate. I love knowing the Holy Spirit is always walking with us, whether we are aware of it or not, and not judging us for our delays or strange paths we may take to finally arrive at love.
I am so honored that you have joined with me and Miracle Distribution Center on this journey. Some of you have been a part of this family ever since we opened our doors in 1978, and for that I am truly grateful. I have tearfully read your miraculous stories and been humbled by how the Course has healed the countless lives drawn to the work of the Center; it has been nothing short of a miracle!
Each year at this time I reach out to you, our wonderful supporters, and ask you to help me keep the message of the Course available to students around the world through our work. I pray you will turn within and follow your heart in support of the Center’s continuing service to the world.
In our busy lives, it is often easy to take for granted a place that has been around for nearly forty years. This fast-moving, technological age has led to many organizations closing their doors, and we only realize their value after they are gone. I know so many of you have been blessed by the dedicated and loving service of MDC.
It takes more work than most realize to maintain the Center’s multi-faceted programs. If you have been supported by the outreach of MDC, I hope you will use your financial gifts to support our ongoing work.
We all need to reach out in support of one another, for through that process we learn the fullness of who we are. In the world, this means using our financial gifts (and prayers) to support what we believe in. As we give to what we believe in, it becomes stronger in us. When you give to MDC you become part of its life-giving energy. We can’t just hope someone else will step up; we need to do our part. When each of us does a little, we can move mountains.
I hope you will join with me to keep MDC’s essential services available for everyone, now and into the future. Please take a moment to consider a one-time gift, or an ongoing gift by becoming a Holy Helper (those who give monthly to the Center,) or if you’re already a Holy Helper, consider increasing your current monthly gift. Ongoing support is critical to allow the Center to plan for the future.
As a thank you gift, I would like to send you a “table tent,” which you can fold together to keep A Course in Miracles close to you as you arise each morning and fall off to sleep each night. I have chosen these morning and evening prayers from the Course to provide you with inspiration and comfort. Let me know how it works for you; I love hearing about your miracles.
Thank you again for your ongoing love and support. I hope you will not put this letter aside, but rather take a moment right now to help MDC continue to make the practical, healing message of the Course relevant and available into the future. Your gift of any amount is appreciated; all expressions of love are maximal.
Beverly Hutchinson McNeff