We are all messengers of God. At times, this can be very challenging, especially when confronted with something or someone that really rubs us the wrong way. This is when we must turn to Christ, not only to show us the way, but to travel with us, leading us onto a simpler path that leads to doing God’s will.
To simplify our lives and walk on the path of peace, we share God’s blessings with all whom we meet. As Lucille Clifton writes, “You might as well answer the door, my child, the truth is furiously knocking.” The Truth, God, is knocking on His door, waiting for us to open it and step through, clarifying and making permanent our mission as messengers for our fellow man and woman.
Remember that Jesus walked, ate, and invited all of the forgotten members of society to share His path. When speaking of the rich, He reminds us that their reward is on earth, ours will be in God’s Kingdom. I like that idea. As we become messengers of God, we experience an all-encompassing feeling of Love. Let this Love become the message we share with all.
© Russell Kendall Carter