“God is the newness of everything that is and is coming to be. God is ever newness in love.” – Ilia Delio, The Emergent Christ
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Yet just as from the heavens the rain and snow come down and do not return there till they have watered the earth, making it fertile and fruitful, giving seed to the one who sows and bread to the one who eats, so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; It shall not return to me empty, but shall do what pleases me, achieving the end for which I sent it.
As I’ve often said, God is love itself (1 John 4:8).
God is Goodness itself.
As the prophet Isaiah states today, God gives rain and snow as total grace to the earth.
And then the magic happens.
Seeds are produced which are planted by the sower.
Bread is made from the products of the earth which then feeds the hungry.
Through the prophet, God’s words will do the same.
They will be planted in all who hear them.
Then the magic happens.
The words take root and inspire the listener to take action on behalf God.
Or should I say, on behalf of Love.
Or should I say, on behalf of Goodness.
Each of us is given life and eternal life as sheer gift.
It is by total Grace.
How will we, in turn, share it?
How will we use our gifts and talents to spread this love and goodness?
It takes an open heart to receive the outpouring of Grace that God continuously gives, but that we might not be paying attention to.
It takes surrender.
It takes attentive listening through some form of meditation such as Centering Prayer, and being present to the Divine Presence that is always here, right now.
You are loved.
Allow that Love to lead you.
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