History is filled with stories of people running from the truth. Iconic movie characters confront us with this reality. We see great leaders hiding in the shadows to avoid dealing with what they know to be true. The fact that you or I will not deal with the reality should not be a new surprise. Evidence would suggest that we willingly avoid the truth when it is uncomfortable.
I would like to believe that I am different. While there are many things that make me unique, in this space I think I have far more in common with everyone around me. I struggle to admit the traits I share with the community, yet reflection reminds me that avoiding whatever I do not want to accept is my natural choice.
In the quietness of a tropical morning, there is a soft sun shining on the deserving as well as those that are not and a gentle breeze keeping everyone comfortable in the shade. We are part of a family that embraces all.
I wonder how much evidence I need to see, feel, and experience before I accept the fact that Divinity loves me unconditionally. Do I need more undeserved forgiveness? Am I looking for the sound of joy and love to dominate my senses? Will it take a catastrophic failure on my part and the acceptance God offers us to get me over the line of uncertainty and doubt?
I have come to appreciate that fears, uncertainties, and doubts are friends that refuse to leave. Pushing them away is never the answer. Each reminder of something more, the smile of a child in the elevator, a thank-you from an elderly man in a parking lot, and the beauty in an unexpected moment, leads me back to a place where God is present.
There are reminders in my life and I suspect yours. Revel in the awareness. Let truth do what it does best; change us from the inside out. Embracing what God is doing for us is the best thing we can do for Divinity and ourselves.