“The Lord has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.’” (Psalm 2:7)
I emulate the ancient prophets of God; I emulate the early disciples of Jesus. I carry God’s word to those I meet, yet my learning is not complete. As with most mortals, I stumble in darkness pretending to see God’s True Light in the world. Instead, I am saturated by my membership in society, facing the mortal reality of greed and power. . . and desire. I want!!!
Yes, I want; but it is not material wealth I desire, it is the desire to carry God’s Love to the poor, the needy, the sick and the dying. As I approach the end of my 80th year on Earth, I want to walk the earth as the biblical prophets and God’s disciples did. But I cannot; I am lame! So, I write; I pray; I bring God’s Love the only way I can. I befriend everyone I meet; I befriend in God’s name.
I have learned that the mission of the prophets and disciples is God’s prophecy of the manifestation of Love. I demonstrate to others how I love in God’s name; I offer His proof. My meeting soon-to-be friends are times of allowing God’s Will to carry us both to the lighted path of Eternal Life and Love. I refuse the view that neediness as a sign of incompetence and any kindness toward those poor, those in poor health, those lacking mankind’s education is a waste of time. God’s poor are those Jesus lived with; God’s poor are the brothers and sisters I love.
When I pray, “Let Your Will be done,” I mean in all things. When I ask not to be led into temptation, I ask for help overcoming any mortal prejudice hidden deep within my earthly lessons I have so eagerly learned. I pray for God to lead me into where my life should be lived, with God’s Spirit gently moving me closer to eternal Love and Life. I want to be one of God’s begotten children.
©Russell Kendall Carter