“Once Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, and he answered, ‘The kingdom of God is not coming with things that can be observed; nor will they say, “Look, here it is!” or “There it is!” For, in fact, the kingdom of God is among/within you.’ “Luke 17: 20-21
There’s a playful angel in my neighborhood. On my morning walk I came upon the first clue—One Heart, One Love written in colorful chalk on the sidewalk. My heart smiled. Turning the corner another chalk drawing proclaimed Imagine with a peace sign. My eyes smiled. Turning the next corner the chalk joyfully sang out We Are the World. That’s when I knew this is no ordinary chalk artist, this is an angel!
What’s an angel? Simply a loving heart with a divine message. This particular neighborhood angel broadcasts their messages via chalk on sidewalks. How about you, angel? What’s the way your loving heart sends out inspiring messages as only you can? Maybe you give away free smiles with your eyes even though your fellow grocery shoppers can’t see your mouth behind your mask. Or perhaps you call or text a friend that you haven’t seen for awhile. Or maybe you see the strength in your loved ones, knowing they are shining their gifts in exactly the way they are supposed to. Or you are holding the high watch for our community and our country, knowing that Divine Light is actively at work building new good from the very ground of Being.
Whatever your method, know that you matter, that your light makes a very positive difference. In the midst of the difficulties we are currently experiencing in our country, and are personally impacted by, we may ask that age old question, “Where is God?” There is a story about a Rabbi during a natural disaster. He was asked how he could explain such a tragic act of God. The Rabbi answered that the disaster was an act of nature. The act of God occurred when people stepped up to help each other. Thank you, angel, for stepping up. Your message is received.
In the Love and Light of the Christ,