“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” Rumi
To paraphrase Churchill, God is a belief wrapped in a mystery inside our faith. I am blessed to be born by my faith; I am also blessed to live by faith. God calls me to serve my brothers and sisters; I answer Him and rejoice in His presence. He is always near me in triumph and trial. I am restored to completion as I live by the Holy Spirit within me.
Don’t be shocked, but I truly believe that God needs us!
He sent His Son to bring mankind back to God’s Love and Grace; we killed Him. Before He left us, He told us to continue His good works; we, therefore, are His disciples. We are now the purveyors of Love, moral healing, and gentleness. God’s Wisdom is within us and by living in prayer, we lead others to the energy of God’s creation and Love. We help our fellow man through God’s Grace because we are Love also.
Our mortal bodies are nothing more than temporary manifestations of our human minds, separate, but not equal to our spiritual creation. Our bodies have limited time on Earth before the permanent visage of God’s Spirit bring us back to the perfection He created.
Gracious God, we ask Your forgiveness for any mortal transgressions we have committed; please guide us as we strive to do Your work on Earth, lifting our fellow man from the perils of moral poverty, as we practice the Love Your Son gave us such a short time ago. We humbly await your presence as we trudge through our incomplete world which demands instant gratification. We accept You as our image of gentleness and Love. May we pass these gifts to others in Your name.
© Russell Kendall Carter