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Welcome to Sunshine Cathedral MCC Website
Rev Dr Durrell Watkins, Senior Minister
We affirm that all people have sacred value and are made in the divine image.

Sunshine Cathedral MCC is a different kind of church where the past is the past and the future has infinite possibilities. We are happy you have discovered Sunshine Cathedral! We are a community committed to learning, to growing, to loving, to sharing. We hold a variety of beliefs, and individual beliefs are likely to change over time. We affirm that each of us is a divine child of God, intrinsically good and blessed to be a blessing to our world. READ MORE from Rev Dr Durrell Watkins, Senior Minister.

Click here to purchase books by Rev Dr Durrell Watkins: Pastor Durrell’s Books.

Monday, April 20
On this day in 1931 Louis Armstrong recorded “When It’s Sleepy Time Down South.”

amazing grace
“I call on the law of forgiveness. I am free from mistakes and the consequences of mistakes. I am under grace and not under karmic law.”
(Florence Scovel Shinn)

As a child I was taught that I was a sinner (just because I existed!), and so I frequently prayed for God to forgive me for being so rotten. I later learned that we are punished BY our sins, not for them; that is to say, choices have natural consequences, every action has an equal and opposite reaction, for every effect there is a cause. So, rather than begging God to forgive my supposed wretchedness, I learned to take responsibility for my own actions and outcomes. But even that can leave us feeling guilty when we seem to be “stuck” in life. Into the mix, let’s inject the concept of grace…unmerited favor. The opposite of original sin, grace is the idea that we are GOOD simply because we exist. And if we are good, then we deserve good in our lives. We’ll make mistakes, and we’ll pay for some of them, but no one is keeping score. We can learn from our mistakes and move forward embracing more hope and joy in life. Thank God for grace!

positive prayer:
Thank you, God, for amazing grace. Amen.

by Rev Durrell Watkins, MA, MDiv, DMin

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