Day 183, Evening

Today’s evening meditation is available below in audio and script formats. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.


“To the illumined person, a clump of dirt, a stone, and piece of gold are all the same.”

—The Bhagavad Gita (The Song Of The Lord)


As your day draws to a close, spend a few moments in silence and stillness.


Gold is not valuable in itself. It is valuable because there is so little of it. If sand were found only in small quantities, people would treasure it in their safe-deposit boxes; they would buy sand certificates, on important occasions they would exchange a little sand, and they would have the expression “as good as sand.” 

Things cannot give us status. We give status to things. When Tom gets into his BMW, he is giving status to the car. The car is not giving him status. The car says, “I feel good because Tom is at the wheel.” 

What really gives value to anything is its usefulness in serving others. Our body draws its value from its usefulness in serving others, and our life draws its value, not from the money we make, or the prizes we win, or the power we wield over others, but from the service we give every day to add a little bit more to the happiness of our family and our community. (WLB)


• for a love of and commitment to the communities in which God has placed us

• for God to equip us to serve in unique ways in the public arena

• for police, firefighters, and other emergency workers


Podcast Feeds


BC The Belgic Confession

CAC The Center For Action & Contemplation

CD The Canons of Dort

CIB Church In Bethesda Prayers

HC The Heidelberg Catechism

NT The New Testament

OT The Old Testament

RP Ryan Phipps

WC The Westminster Confession

WLB Words To Live By

WLC The Westminster Larger Catechism

WSC The Westminster Shorter Catechism