Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Today’s text

John 15:26-27

When the Paraclete comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who issues from the Father, he will be my witness. And you too will be witnesses, because you have been with me from the beginning.


We search the wrong places for the Spirit of truth if we listen to everyone and everything but ignore the voice within.

The Spirit is the breath and heart of the Father, the Loving Mystery whom our hearts know even though our eyes cannot see.

There is a place within, a point of convergence where You, Loving Mystery, and I, are one, two sides of a single coin, to quote an inadequate cliché.

When I quiet my heart and practice standing still other voices from within and without tire and fall away, and I can hear again, listening for that point.

I listen in the silence to the Silence and hear you speaking, for Silence is your most sublime language.

In the silence, I know. I am aware that all that is … is your breathing. I know you as Source of all life and my own. I know my life and all I see is the stream of life springing from a boundless fountain that never runs dry. I know all I see is but the surface of a great and bottomless sea of mystery.

There is within me a witnessing Spirit, the Spirit of your truth, no, the Spirit you are.

Your indwell me, and I hear a Voice, a Helper telling me again and again and again … it is Love who makes me and all that is, and it is love that I am at the depth of my being, for my being is but one manifestation of your own, and you are Love.

And I know … that the Spirit of truth within me, the One I hear so faintly, is the same Spirit who filled my brother, Jesus, who heard you so well. He heard so completely that his life and words seamlessly gave witness to the truth and beauty of all that you are, Loving Mystery.

Lead me into the silence, Holy One, that I may hear your Silence speaking clearly, even as did he.

Pr. David L. Miller

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