Friday, June 08, 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018

Luke 18: 13-14

But the tax-collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!” I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.’

Just be and know

Each day is unique. We may be sick or well, full of energy or listless. Our hours may satisfy our hearts or feel empty of meaning and devoid hope for the things we most desire.

Our hearts may confuse and confound us, divided as we often are about what we most want and need to live a fulfilling life.

You ask only that we come to you bearing our sin, our confusion, our uncertainty and unfocused lives, and lay it all out before you, speaking whatever is in us.

For only by speaking, holding nothing back, can we arrive at the blessed place where inner silence becomes an experience of you. Quiet settles over the heart, and we know ... this Love that is ever and always present waiting for us. Our home.

And the path home is simple honesty about our humanity and need.

It’s simple, so simple we seldom walk this way. But when we do our hearts rest in a free space where we know the Love who lies at the center of the soul ... and there is no need to know or do anything else. Just be ... and know.

Pr. David L. Miller

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