Awaken

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The Sacred is everywhere.

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Thank you!

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Psalm 27:8

“Come,” says my heart, “seek God’s face”; your face, O God, do I seek!

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This line in today’s psalm deeply resonates within me.

It seems as though this has been the theme of my life – even when I wasn’t consciously aware of it.

From my earliest days I privately talked to God in the monastery of my heart.

I yearned to commune with this Loving Source of life.

I am only in recent years able to verbalize this.

I have come to find God’s Presence all around me, usually surprising me when I least expect it.

I enjoy being on watch for this Divine Presence that can be found anywhere and anytime, but only by grace and in Grace’s timing.

It reminds me of Thomas Merton’s mystical experience in downtown Louisville when he was suddenly overwhelmed with the realization that he loved all those people there.

Merton said, “There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun” (from Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander).

This type of experience is not only for a special few.

The sacred is everywhere!

You only need to awaken.

A meditation practice such as Centering Prayer is invaluable.

The co-founder of the Jesuit order, Ignatius of Loyola, instructed his students back in the 1500’s to “find God in all things.”

If we did this, we would treat all people and all of creation with love and respect.

May the Peace that is beyond all understanding be with you.

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Listen to the song of the day “How Magnificent, Wondrous and Glorious” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

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Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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