Monday, January 7, 2019

Listen


Kindred,

I am not sure if you have ever been bullied, oppressed, displaced or worse.  I, therefore, do not know your level of understanding or sensitivity to freedom, to human rights and to human dignity. 

If you have never been endangered, of not being seen as a person or even treated or regarded as a person, I am not sure you will totally get what it is like to not have a voice, or to determine the course of your life; to have no choice or opportunity to be and become. 

The Lord not only works in mysterious ways, but also work through anyone, anywhere. 


If you do not recognize this element, then you will miss out on the teachings and lessons to help you find not only your best self, but your way Home. 

You will also miss out on the Lord.

There are certain requirements in order to find your way; love the Lord and love thy neighbor.

Jesus Christ in the parable of the Good Samaritan gave an important example of how to love thy neighbor.  Regardless of who you are, you are not better or even good when you ignore and pass by someone in need; especially when that person is in serious need, beaten, robbed and left to die.  Do not ignore, just pass by, help. 

Now, again, I am not sure you understand what it is like to call out for help and to have no one come to your aid because of some ignorant bias or slanderous lie; to have numerous traumas inflected continuously and seemingly endlessly, only to have these injuries justified again and again by some careless excuse and selfish delusion.  

Then, again, perhaps you understand too well, what it means and the importance of being a good Samaritan; and you understand the full consequences of missing out and missing out on good ideas, solutions and teachings from certain talented people if they are not heard.

If certain holy people are not heard, neither will the Lord’s word and work be heard through them. And you will never know how important these words and works are. 

For the Holy Spirit works through people in their spirit, together. 

Holy mysteries will not be revealed, and you cannot receive the gifts and hear the words, and have it work in you, until you listen.


                        (listen for the holy in the person and the Holy Spirit)

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