In quiet I receive God’s Word today.
God whispers so as not to overpower us. God respects our free will. While God is talking to us all the time, we usually don’t hear God because we are busy with other things. Have you noticed how we, as human beings, like to stay busy with something? We stay busy to distract ourselves from what’s really important because we are afraid of what we’ll find deep down in our hearts and souls. Are we basically good or bad, cursed or blessed, beautiful or ugly, genuine or fake? We can’t access the word of God until we get rid of the garbage, the insane chatter of the ego.
In the fourth step of Alcoholic Anonymous, it is suggested that we do a fearless moral inventory of ourselves and in the fifth step share our inventory with someone we trust. In the sixth step, it is suggested that we ask God to help us forgive ourselves of all the shit that we identified in step four.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning, and this search takes us within and having jettisoned all our baggage of intellectualizations, we finally find what we are looking for, the gentle nourishment of the Ground of Our Being which has been there and available all along if only we had cleared away the distractions so that we can listen to and hear God’s Voice..
Today, it is suggested that we take 10 minutes 3 times and settle down, center, and just listen. Do you hear what I hear?
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Do You Hear What I Hear? by Whitney Houston