Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Here is a suggestion from Terry Hershey:
"If you need a new year resolution for your list, I have a good one.
A simple act. With a simple verb.
Be willing to light a candle."
(Papa does this almost everyday of his life)
"We learn from the Jewish tradition that one who is willing to light a candle is a 'rodef shalom,' a pursuer of peace."
What a wonderful way to begin your day. What a wonderful way to begin a spiritual practice.
If you do nothing else to begin your day, just try taking time long enough to light one simple candle in a prayerful way.
And then take that light out into the world.
Happy New Year Ladies!
Monday, December 23, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS
CAROLINE, ALICE, LILY AND ELEANOR,
AT CHRISTMAS WE CELEBRATE THE GIFT OF GOD IN THE FLESH. AS THE STORY GOES :
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The Word was with God in the beginning. Everything came into being through the Word, and without the Word nothing came into being.
What came into into being through the Word was life, and the life was the light for all people. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness doesn’t extinguish the light.
The Gospel of John
Mysterious words indeed Ladies!
That Word came to be known as The Christ.
And that word now is The Cosmic Christ.
Jesus revealed in himself, the God who is in all of us.
What a great Christmas Gift!
Believe it or not, you too can be that gift to the world.
You too can be that light to the world.
You too can be that light that cannot be extinguished by the darkness.
You all have a particular gift to give to the world!
As you receive all your gifts this Christmas (whatever Christmas
it is while you are reading this) Papa would encourage you to
discover what gift it is that you have that can become your light unto the world.
Finding that gift is finding that image of God which was given to you at your birth.
And in finding that Christmas gift in yourself you create
Christmas over and over again in the ways you live, love and be in this world.
And that gift is not under a tree, up in the sky and not even in Santa’s bag.
That gift is and always has been deep inside you.
God, the God in you, is closer to you than you are to yourself.
And when you find it:
The Word becomes flesh again.
So Merry Christmas Ladies.
Thank you for being such a gift to Papa!
I love you all!