The Spiritual Journey

LOVE is what we are born with.
Fear is what we learn.
The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear
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the acceptance of love back in our hearts.
Love is the essential reality
and our purpose on earth.
To be consciously aware of it,
to experience love in ourselves and others,
is the meaning of life.
Meaning does not lie in things.
Meaning lies in us.


~ Marianne Williamson

Let Me Find…

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Where you hide
Behind closed door
In your lonely room.
Let me brush aside
Your tousled hair,
Wipe the tears
From off your cheek;
See into your lonely heart
And lift the pain.
Let me find you.

Let me find you
Standing in that place alone;
Crowds around you –
No one seeing,
No one feeling.
Let me look into
Your lonely eyes –
Make them smile,
Reflecting mine;
Make them shine.
Let me find you.

I am love,
Sent from God
For everyone.
I am your right.
I am your gift
To lead you up
From out the night.
Don’t give up.
There’s someone out there
To fill your cup.
Let me find you.

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Barbara Aldrich

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Unto Thee

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Since I’ve no time to be a saint by doing lovely things,

Or watching late with Thee, Or dreaming in the dawn light,

Or storming heaven’s gates, Make me a saint by getting meals,

And washing up the plates.

Although I have Martha’s hands, I have Mary’s mind;

And when I black the boots and shoes, Thy sandals Lord, I find.

I think of how they trod the earth, Each time I scrub the floor.

Accept this meditation, Lord, I haven’t time for more.

Warm all the kitchen with Thy love, And light it with Thy peace;

Forgive me all my worrying, And make all grumbling cease.

Thou who didst love to give men food, In a room or by the sea,

Accept this service that I do….I do it unto Thee.

 

“The more lovely your service to others, the greater you are. To be the greatest, be a servant.” Matthew 23:11 TLB

 

ABC’s of Friendship

(A)ccepts you as you are
(B)elieves in “you”
(C)alls you just to say “HI”
(D)oesn’t give up on you
(E)nvisions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts)
(F)orgives your mistakes
(G)ives unconditionally
(H)elps you
(I)nvites you over
(J)ust “be” with you
(K)eeps you close at heart
(L)oves you for who you are
(M)akes a difference in your life
(N)ever Judges
(O)ffers support
(P)icks you up
(Q)uiets your fears
(R)aises your spirits
(S)ays nice things about you
(T)ells you the truth when you need to hear it
(U)nderstands you
(V)alues you
(W)alks beside you
(X)-plains things you don’t understand
(Y)ells when you won’t listen and
(Z)aps you back to reality

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You’re Too Dirty!

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Apostle Paul
The apostle knew that he would justly have perished, if the Lord had been extreme to mark what was amiss; and also if his grace and mercy had not been abundant to him when dead in sin, working faith and love to Christ in his heart. This is a faithful saying; these are true and faithful words, which may be depended on, That the Son of God came into the world, willingly and purposely to save sinners. No man, with Paul’s example before him, can question the love and power of Christ to save him, if he really desires to trust in him as the Son of God, who once died on the cross, and now reigns upon the throne of glory, to save all that come to God through him. Let us then admire and praise the grace of God our Saviour; and ascribe to the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, three Persons in the unity of the Godhead, the glory of all done in, by, and for us. -Matthew Henry

1 Timothy 1:12-17 NIV

The Lord’s Grace to Paul

“I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief.The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

We, too like the Apostle Paul can take great comfort in knowing that the blood of Jesus can wash us clean, and make us whole again. Now that is something to shout about! Glory Hallelujah!