There is a Great Compassion that lovingly holds all things as one.
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“I am not alone, because the Father is with me. I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.”
Sometimes we can feel quite alone.
These times of social distancing can magnify that feeling of isolation.
I’m sure Jesus felt that when most of his followers deserted him before the crucifixion.
(Not all deserted him, though, as there were several women who did not abandon him including Mary Magdalene.)
Jesus even cried out from the cross, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46)
Of course, he was reciting the first line of Psalm 22 in which the psalmist goes on to eventually proclaim that God did not abandon him after all and that he will live and serve God.
In today’s scripture above, Jesus knows that God is with him because God is in him.
God, or Loving Beingness itself, is in all things including you and me.
When all seems lost, simply let go and fall into the open arms of this Divine Presence which cannot abandon you.
The world’s ways will create trouble, but the peace of God is at the core of all beingness.
It’s at your core as well.
Rest in that deep and Abiding Peace.
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