“Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.” Simone Weil
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The LORD is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack.
I think it would be helpful to repeat today’s scripture over and over like a mantra.
“The LORD is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack.
The LORD is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack.”
This is so counter-culture!
We are immersed in a culture that tells us from every direction that we lack everything.
Advertisers are counting on us believing that if we only had this or that – then we’d be satisfied.
But today’s psalm tells me that I lack nothing – if – the LORD is my shepherd.
Who is your shepherd?
Who is your guide in life?
By whose rules are you playing?
Stop for a moment.
Turn off the noise around you: the radios, the TV’s, the internet devices, the smart phones.
Turn off your non-stop-flood-of-thoughts as well.
When Jesus was asked by his followers how to pray, he said to go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to God in secret (Matthew 6:6).
He also said if you lose your life for the sake of the gospel that you would find your life (Mark 8:35).
So, go to your inner room.
Close your eyes and go inside yourself.
Let go of all the noise.
Let go of all the false images of who you are.
At your core, at the soul level, you are a beloved child of God.
And when you live from this place of belovedness – you lack nothing.
Then, as St. Paul said in Philippians 4:7, the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
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Remember: God loves you!