Sunday, March 3, 2013

Lent 2013 (3rd Sunday)

March 3, 2013
We are centered in God, drawing upon an infinite Source of strength and peace within us. We are available to help meet the needs of the world around us, trusting in God to show us the work that is ours to do. Even in the midst of confusion, we work from a stillness within.
The Belgian mystic Ruysbroeck describes the ideal life as "ministering to the world without in love and mercy, while inwardly abiding in simplicity, in stillness and in utter peace."
Many people believe we must carefully protect ourselves from worldly distractions, and particularly keep troublesome people at a safe distance. This is certainly not the example of Jesus.
Jesus lived His life to the fullest, moving through social upheaval and political turmoil, through negative public opinion and massive demands on His time and strength, without ever losing that sense of simplicity, stillness and peace in His heart.
The Spiritual power that makes this possible is conservation, which describes the importance of maintaining a deep, source of Spiritual energy within no matter what we are facing from without. If we are centered in God, we need never be afraid to offer energy where it is needed, for in God there can be no depletion.
reprinted from Unity's Lent 2013 "A Season for Spiritual Growth"