In the reality of the present, you and I hold a wonderful invitation. If we can let go of the past and future, we can experience the awe of being alive! It is a wonderful, almost too good to be true, if you do not let go you cannot experience it type of invitation. The invitation is to let go of everything and be fully, completely, and unreservedly present in the moment at hand. I do not always do this, but when I do; ah, the stuff of wonder and awe.
It is an old invitation, yet one frequently ignored. Exceptions are noted, explained, and then reveled in. When someone related, “So I did it—I sent for you. And you've been good enough to come. And now we're all here in God's presence, ready to listen to whatever the Master put in your heart to tell us.”” (Acts 10.33) He was only reminding everyone present how important the moment at hand was and is.
You and I woke to a new day and a fresh invitation. As I reflect on this morning, the recurring warm California sun, the gentle breezes, and the stillness, it occurs to me that it would have been easy to dismiss the moment at hand as just another morning. Today’s dawn was by many accounts a simple repeat occurrence. Yet, the moment was and is filled with unique opportunity – to connect with Divinity, to reconnect with the heart of one’s soul, and to experience the Presence.
In the midst of the world’s rush, the invitation remains open to all. While others are consumed by evil and good, purpose and wanderings, intent and ambivalence, you and I have an invitation to be in a moment with God. Divinity has made this moment possible at a great cost. This is not our to bear or pay; however, it is relevant to our action in accepting or rejecting. Our heart writes an answer. Our soul scripts our response.
I love saying yes to God. It is an opportunity to experience truth filled compassion.