The Argument That Wins
When St. John said that it is impossible for us to remain in the light while we hate someone else, he was pointing out the same truth that Jesus had in mind when he said for us to forgive that we might be forgiven. We should not expect the Law of Good to operate for us alone, shutting all others out. It is only that which we share with others that really is ours. We are so constituted that when we think evil of others or condemn them it is impossible to escape this condemnation for ourselves. This is why Jesus said: “Judge not that ye be not judged. For with what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged.” Everything that goes out comes back again. Our thoughts and acts move in circles.
I bless myself for the good I would do and I bless everyone for the good they would do. I recognize the Presence of God at the center of my own being, and I know that the Divine Spirit within me responds to the same Spirit in others, comforting, unifying, and making whole. There is no criticism, no false judgement, no unkindness in me. My whole thought and feeling is one of praise, of thanksgiving, and of blessing.
Today I live as though this moment were eternity. I recognize that the kingdom of God is at hand. Seeing the Divine in everything, I know that the Divine in all things responds to me. Receiving the silent blessing of the Spirit, I permit this blessing to enrich the life of everyone I meet, to bring comfort, faith, and good cheer to everyone I contact. I walk in that Light in which there is no darkness, in that Love in which there is no fear, in that Life in which there is no death.
May God bless and protect you and…
May you always be
Safe and Comfortable
Seth Kelly Curtis