Monday, March 11, 2013

Lent 2013 (23rd Day of Lent)

Monday, March 11, 2013
We leave behind the fears and concerns of the past, appreciating the lessons they have offered us on our Spiritual path. We move forward joyfully to follow the loving guidance of the Christ into the new possibilities of the Kingdom of Heaven.
In Chapter 5 of the Gospel of Luke, Simon and his fellow fishermen have been casting their nets all night and have nothing to show for it. They have followed all the rules, done exactly what fishermen have always done. Along comes a man they do not know, who basically tells them to break all the rules. Fish at a different time, in a different way. They doubt, but they are willing and their reward is a massive catch fo fish.
Jesus called the fishermen to break from knowing what they know, to become active participants in the creative process rather than passive expressions of a sense of lack. It is an important calling for us as well. If we are going to be creating our reality, whether we know it or not, we must become conscious of what we are doing and embrace our co-creative role manifesting a more compassionate world.
reprinted from Unity's Lent 2013 "A Season for Spiritual Growth"