While meditating on this sixth Beatitude, I think of all the wonderful people I have met, either in person or on-line. When I see all of my friends around the world that put God in the forefront of their lives, I am thrilled beyond measure.
There are too many people who say that all is lost in the world. I cannot believe that. There are too many good people, doing good things around the world that help create a positive future for those they come in contact with. I always say that I cannot change the world. But I can change my little sphere of the world. The words I write and share on my Meditations blog and on Facebook with all my new friends around the world who look for more spiritual support in their lives pass to others in their spheres the good news that we are blessed. I call this the ripple effect.
This was started over 2000 years ago on a hillside in Judea; I have been inspired by those thoughtful homilies on Sunday mornings. I am also spiritually raised by those great thinkers and writers that have long since died, but their words are here for us to cherish.
During this period of Lent, let us all meditate on what it means to be part of the human family. We are all created by the miracle of life. Without God’s miracle, we would not be. God created me; God created you. That’s why I can say that I love you, even if I have never met you.
May the Grace of God be with you this Lenten season.