Jesus taught, “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid.”Matthew 5:14
In the midst of this global public health challenge, uncertainty is what’s happening. There is no way to predict the exact trajectory of outer events. That feels unsettling and anxiety producing. When we think that we should be able to control things that we actually have no power over, we may sink into feeling helpless. There is an alternative. We have the spiritual ability to let go of what we cannot control and ground ourselves in what we can. We can choose to walk in the light. We might think, well, I would walk in the light if I could find any! We can always find the light because as Jesus taught, it is within us.
Easier said than done when are all in a twist. Yet it is possible. We connect with the light within us when we take time to be aware of our breath. Breath is the holy wind that connects mind, body, soul, and Christ within. We can put our hand on our heart while we breathe. Heart is the drum beat of mother Earth reminding us we are participants with all of life. We can walk, or roll if we are in a wheelchair, putting ourselves in motion. Walking or rolling is the rhythm of living. Or we can simply call out to God, to Spirit, “touch me, let me know You are here.”
Friends, we are in the midst of a global awakening. It is clear that greed, divisiveness, prejudice, and numbness do not serve the good of this planet nor her inhabitants. We are finding that we are indeed dependent on the willingness of our fellows to, of all things, wash their hands and to sneeze into a tissue. These things are seemingly so trivial that a few weeks ago we wouldn’t have even given them a thought. Yet today, we see, we understand.
We are called to respond to everything from love and forgiveness. We are thrust into our oneness with our sisters and brothers at the level of physicality so that we might discover it more deeply spiritually. We are part of the waking up. Believe it or not, it’s what we signed up for! Walk in the light for it makes the path much more visible to those who are wandering in the dark.
In the Love and Light of the Christ,