Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Today’s text

Romans 12:12-15

Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

Step inside

Wednesday morning, a return to the round of work after nearly a week away, and I am eager to get to it.

It is better to throw myself into the fray of doing even as I know there is far more to do than I will get done today … or ever.

Sooner or later, we all leave the stage, so to speak, and the labors of life continue. Others must pick up where we left off.

But not today. Today is my day, and I know … I am certain that blessing will come to me and through me.

This is the hope to which we are invited. To live with hospitality, to rejoice with those on whom the sun shines and to be the light of your love, Lord, for those who dwell in sadness.

All in all, this is an invitation to step inside of you. Inside.

I cannot imagine how you are in yourself, but in this world you are the flow of giving and receiving, the dance of blessing and being blessed.

We know you--we feel you--not in idle speculation but as we throw ourselves into the fray of living and loving, giving our hearts and whole lives to the dance of Love in time and space that you are.

There is only one way to know you … from inside this dance, sharing and participating in this flow of life where we know ourselves inside of you … and you inside filling us.

So rejoice with those who rejoice, bless everything and everyone in sight, be patient when life is hard, and share the sorrow and lighten the hearts of those in sadness.

And hope … always hope that amid it all your heart and eyes will open to the truth that you are inside the Love that is now and always will be your home.

Pr. David L. Miller

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