Saturday, February 09, 2019
He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts. (Mark 6:7-8)
This joy is enough
Jesus does not send us into mission alone. We walk together with those whose hearts are touched by the Love we know in him. We can look at them and see in their eyes that they know what we know, the freedom only immeasurable divine love can give.
The joyous company of those who know … and in knowing want to know more and more of this inexpressible grace … yes, this is enough to carry us through our lives. It binds us as one, lifting us when we are burdened and joining us heart-to-heart in our joys and in all the years may bring.
The authority Jesus gives us is the power of divine love to cast out demons of sadness and despair, guilt and shame, hatred and bitterness.
This Love is in us. It lives in our hearts and hands. It shines in our eyes and faces as we live and bless.
It frees us to live beyond the fears of what comes next and what shall we do and will I be accepted and will we have enough.
For we have enough. All those questions have been answered.
We have the unimaginable wonder of the One who is Love living in us, and this always enough.
Pr. David L. Miller
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
He took her by the hand and said to her, ‘Talitha cum,’ which means, ‘Little girl, get up!’ (Mark 5:41)
Moments bear eternity. A single second can contain the fullness of heaven’s glory. Look and see.
See Jesus’ eyes as he lifts a dying girl by her hand and gives back to her parents. The passion of Eternity, the fullness of the divine heart is compressed into a single moment, revealing everything you need to know about your life … and about who holds you and everything else, for that matter.
It’s all there as he speaks and lifts her. Eternity fills a single moment in which we see the full beauty of the divine heart and know: There is nothing but love in the heart of God for this world … and for each of us.
God does not love us in spite of who we are. There is nothing begrudging in the heart of God.
The Loving Mystery is overflowing generosity, a living fountain that never runs dry, ever flowing over, onto and into us, to make us whole, to make us truly human, filled with love and gratitude, joy and hope.
This is what it means to be truly alive and well, a wholeness that comes as a gift as we know the Love in Jesus’ eyes as our inner experience and deepest truth.
Warmth of healing flows through us as we watch Jesus’ eyes and listen to his voice as he lifts the girl and restores her to the arms of her grieving parents.
All of Eternity is there … in one brief moment. Look and see. It will heal you.
Pr. David L Miller
Monday, February 04, 2019
And he said to them, ‘Pay attention to what you hear; the measure you give will be the measure you get …. (Mark 4:24)
“Listen. You will hear my voice. Just listen. I speak in the silent awareness of what gives life.”
Wake from sleep and notice your joy, your excitement, the exhilaration that fills you when you give yourself to something or someone for the sheer joy of sharing what is in you.
You are absorbed, totally given to what you are doing, not looking for an external reward of money or praise. Your reward is intrinsic. It arises from within as what you are doing and saying aligns with your soul, that is … with the way the Divine Mystery continues to shape you.
You are a word of God, a particular word through whom the Holy One speaks, ever seeking to say something specific … uniquely expressed through the contours of your life and history.
Listen closely to your soul, to the love and joy that arises from your depth. You will hear and know … who you are and the particular shape the Divine Majesty is pleased to take in you. It is revealed in the joy of doing and speaking and giving yourself as a gift.
Listening to your joy, you will know the Loving Mystery who longs to bless the world … and bless you … through what the Holy One has placed in your soul.
Listen … more and more. You will know the Love who has shaped your soul. You will know yourself as a word this Loving Mystery speaks from eternity into time. You will hear and know what the Divine Majesty hungers to say through your surprising and wondrous life.
You will know the Love your heart most longs to know, the Love who longs to live through you.
Pr. David L. Miller