Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

Today’s text

Matthew 10:40-42

Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.”


I pray these words that my heart may be open to welcome the day, dear Jesus. Help me receive whatever comes as from your hand.

I know … my brother … I know … true joy comes from being present to each moment, receiving it as a gift for whatever grace and challenge it bears, not jumping ahead to what tomorrow or next year may bring.

Now, this moment … is the only time I can meet you. Tomorrow does not belong to me. It doesn’t exist except in you who see all time as one.

As for yesterday … its failures are forgiven, its hurts, I pray, will find healing … beginning in the only time we have … this moment. The river of grace you are heals our wounds and failures, carrying us into an unknowable future in the currents of solace that embraces the souls’ every scar.

So today … let us step into the river, receiving each moment, each face as intended by you that we may see and know that love that refuses to let us go, the Love whom you are.

Heal us in your tender and merciful flow that our smiles may be rich and full, tender and beautiful, filled with hope and welcome to all who need us, all you bring to us to give and receive the grace you are.

What else is life for, my brother, if not to incarnate, to make real and flesh the Love you are, the Love who burns at our souls? In that Love, we find the peace you alone give, if only we will welcome the present moment … and know the Love that is there and always will be … in every tomorrow.

Blessed are you, my brother. Blessed … for you carry us into the Love that heals hearts and lets us live now … where you are.

Pr. David L. Miller

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