Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

 Philippians 2:5-6

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, 
who, though he was in the form of God,
   did not regard equality with God
   as something to be exploited, 

The gift of Love

Moments come when I am aware of Christ’s mind within my own. I do not possess it, nor do I do anything to create it. It is just there, a Great Heart within my own, filled with love, pulsing, warm and wanting to be given away in love for this crazy world and its myriad needs.

Sometimes it comes in the presence of someone’s need. Sometimes it is awakened by the painted sky of a spring sunrise, brush strokes of pink and purple over a pale blue horizon.

At other times, the mind of Christ fills the heart when one knows great love, a love that is the gift of the One is the Great Love.

Bible stories say Jesus sometimes slipped from the crowds and his friends to be alone, to listen to the waves, to watch the moon finish its course and to hear to the Heart within his heart. He went to pray and know union, holy communion, with the Love that filled him, the Love he called Abba, Father.  

Oneness with the Love God is set Jesus free to give himself to the purpose of God. He surrendered to suffering and a brutal death not as an act of will but from the fullness of heart that comes when one knows God’s all-surpassing love.

The mind of Christ is the gift of the Great Love. It blossoms as we take time and make space to listen for the Heart within our own heart … and know the Love who holds us.

Pr. David L. Miller

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