Saturday, February 22, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Today’s text

Matthew 5:46-47

For if you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Do not even the tax collectors do as much? And if you save your greetings for your brothers, are you doing anything exceptional?


Stay open, you say to me. Do not let wounds or worries close your heart. Stay open to the world, to every moment. Do not let sadness or troubles shut you down.

Greet each day, each moment, each person and encounter with the anticipation of newness.

Each day is new. Each moment is unique and complete. Each person and encounter is unrepeatable and replete with promise and blessing.

Open- hearted greeting is not reserved only for that which we know or for those who are familiar and favorable to us. Such a life is a self-imposed prison, isolation from the dance of grace in this unpredictable world.

Greeting each person, each fresh day and moment is the attitude of the disciple who knows … there is love within that needs to flow out in welcome to each face we meet.

It is the manner of those who know … grace resides in the being of those we meet in the routine places of our days, a grace that, once released, makes smiles and laughter as it is freed from the dam of fear that holds it back. 

Open-hearted welcome of life and the lives we meet is the posture of those who know … you, Loving Mystery.

It is the faith of those who know you are Love--and who know that you abide in every place and are the promise of every moment.

Our open-hearted welcome of each day, each person and moment welcomes you, all the Love you are, into our little lives.

So open my heart, my hands and eyes, my ears and senses to receive whatever this day brings, for whatever it brings, it brings you, … and you give me life.

And then, tomorrow will be a new day, once more.

Pr. David L. Miller

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