Tuesday, December 11, 2012

ADVENT 2012 (Tuesday, December 11, 2012)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
By Rev. Jim Rosemergy
     We seek many things: love, security, peace, wisdom, wholeness and much more. We may feel compelled to search the world for these qualities, but to do so is of no avail. What we seek may be close at hand, but it is not in the world.
     There is an ancient Hindu legend which says that the gods wanted to hide humankind's Divinity. The gods gathered and discussed where this "priceless jewel" might be hidden. One god suggested the highest peak, but it was determined that someone would find it there. Another god suggested the depths of the sea, but it was also concluded that this place would eventually be explored. Finally, it was decided that our Divinity would be placed where we would not think to search for it: within us. This, the legend says, was done.
    A Spiritual life begins in earnest when the inner journey begins. For human beings who have always thought the world contained the treasures which fulfill, the idea of the inner journey may seem odd; however, simple logic tells us that we must search where the "thing" can be found.
    Look around you and declare: Nothing I see can fulfill me, for the kingdom of heaven is within me.
 And they shall name him Emmanuel, which means, "God is with us." --- Matthew 1:23
reprinted fron Unity's "If Every Day Were Christmas    Advent 2012"