Saturday, October 21, 2017
When they bring you before the synagogues, the rulers, and the authorities, do not worry about how you are to defend yourselves or what you are to say; for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that very hour what you ought to say.’
Do not worry
We hold a mystery. The word should be capitalized, Mystery.
The Mystery is a presence not a thing, a movement not an object, a flow, a wind, a current, a smile of the Love who shines on all creation … and on you.
This Love is in us, a Mystery we hold yet a Mystery who holds us, and who speaks in each morning.
“I am here. I am in you as you are in me. I am the Love you need, the Love who have long desired, the Presence who fills your emptiness.
“Fear nothing, no future or threat, no worry or sorrow, no past or present, for you hold the Mystery of the Love who will speak and console, strengthen and ignite hope at the point of your greatest need.
"Do not worry. I will warm every cold place with the Presence who is today and always.
Pr. David L. Miller
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, “Peace to this house!” And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you.
The Love we carry
Carry nothing … except peace in your heart, the peace that comes from knowing the Presence of the Great Love in which we each live and move and have our being.
Everything that is, everything we are is the expression of the Great Love who called us into being and breathes life anew into us each morning.
Everything is born of this Love. Love is before all and is all that endures. Everything else passes away. It is in knowing we are held, enveloped in the smile of this Great Love that we enter the delight, the joy, for which we are intended and become fountains of blessing for each soul we meet and every situation we enter.
It starts with knowing. So I come again to these keys, as to each new day, with one need: To know You, the Great Love who is and was and ever shall be, yes, to know myself inside the smile of your heart.
Knowing, I release the mind’s fevered obsession to figure everything out. I can let go of the need to master and understand and simply walk the journey of each day with my heart open to receive whatever comes, knowing Great Love is always there, breathing and speaking peace to my heart that I may be what we each are, a word, an expression of the Love beyond all naming.
When we know … we lay aside the weight we carry, our fears, our failures, our wounds, our sense of injustice or of not being good enough, the desires that may or may not come.
We stop stewing about what has been or will be. We walk into the new day, a gift from the Great Love who wants us to be here, alive at just this moment that we may breathe in the Love who speaks peace through us … one more time. Today.
Pr. David L. Miller.