Good Morning, God!
Another deliciously slow morning at home . . . off my usual delightful “track” . . . wallowing in a sense of Timelessness. And now I am smiling because, of course, there are people to see and things to do.
But, right now, I am relaxed into Your Timelessness — or maybe Non Time? The Greeks called it Kairos and it was quite different from their linear sequential Chronos of time ticking away. I am glad to be here — off the clock.
The other day when I saw these small palms — illuminated by the sun — I stopped and stepped out of Time. They had clearly “extended” themselves into Your Light. And, just for a moment, I joined them.
Could it be, God, that what You desire of us is just as simple as that? To STOP and STEP OUT of our Daily Doings — Step INTO Your Light. You shine Your Light on all people. You CALL US and INVITE US to Love our neighbor as we love ourself. The Kingdom of God is At Hand — TURN AROUND!
Last night we went to a dear friend’s home and saw slides of a man’s pilgrimage around 88 Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Japan. The desire to make a pilgrimage seems part of many religions, God. Kit and I went with friends to the Holy Land. There is a “call” to the Holy Places — the “Thin Places” — the better to connect with You.
Ah, but Your Invitations are EVERYWHERE, if we could only sense and behold them. Please, God, help me to be aware — to be aware and respond.