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“Love is the one eternal thing and takes away your foundational fear of death.” Richard Rohr, Immortal Diamond


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Psalm 31:5-6

Free me from the net they have set for me, for you are my refuge. Into your hands I commend my spirit; you will redeem me, God of truth.


Sometimes it can feel like the walls are falling in on us.

It can seem like we are immersed in trouble and persecution is surrounding us.

These are situations of life in this earthly realm and in these human bodies.

But as Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said, “We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”

Struggles here are actually opportunities for growth.

This is where the rubber meets the road as they say.

It’s where we can really be challenged as to whether we will respond in love.

It’s where you have to trust that there is a Bigger Picture, a Love that is in the fabric of all-that-is, in which we live and move and have our being as St. Paul put it (Acts 17:28).

These troubling life situations are not caused by God but by human delusion based on ego and fear.

These situations may cause your body physical harm, but they will not harm your soul, or what some would call your consciousness or your true self or your spirit.

That’s why Jesus quoted today’s psalm in his dying words, “Into your hands I commend my spirit” (Luke 23:46).

Despite the horrendous situation and the suffering imposed on him through human unconsciousness and delusion, Jesus trusted that God would find a way.

Love would find a way.

As St. Paul said in his first letter to the Corinthians, chapter 13 verses 7 and 8, “(Love) bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.”

That, my friend, is the Gospel.


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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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