November 17, 2019
Dear Believers in the Christ,
This reflection is based on today’s gospel, Luke 21: 5-19.
I believe that all our eyes behold is because you love us
And we have not seen anything yet.
I believe that when we don’t appreciate what you give us,
Something will happen.
I believe that costly stones and vibrant gems on earth
Only reflect the beauty of your face.
I believe stones upon stones of our own making will crumple
And you will find us under the rubble of our egos.
I believe we can see our pride for miles
But we have not seen the beauty you have in store for us.
I believe there will be signs of your coming among us
When we least expect you.
I believe we will not comprehend what we see
When you decide our time has come.
I believe storms and chaos draw us into your calm
When fear disturbs our hearts.
I believe wars and violence happen because we cannot
Believe you are our true peace and serenity.
I believe awesome sights and mighty signs
Help us to come together and mean it.
I believe we are deceived by what we hoard and control
Especially our food and what feeds our hearts.
I believe earthquakes and famines reveal to us
To let go of our aggressive and isolated lives.
I believe that signs will show us the direction of
How you expect us to live today.
I believe that we have yet to discover our real value
And that tomorrow could reveal our true gifts.
I believe that when we trust in you
People in authority will be threatened.
I believe real prayer helps us discover that
Your purpose is ours alone.
I believe our truth threatens others
When we listen to the sound of your voice.
I believe that you know us so well
That the hairs on our heads remain counted.
I believe that life on earth is nothing to the beauty
When you finally hold us, telling us we are home.
Peace to you this week,