Day 199, Morning
Today’s morning meditation is available below in audio and script formats. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.
Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, they will experience destruction. For God's temple is sacred, and you are that temple.
—1 Corinthians 3 (NT)
As your day begins, spend a few moments in silence and stillness, meditating on the words that you just read.
If you want to find God, then honor God within you, and you will always see God beyond you. For it is only God in you who knows where and how to look for God.
When you honor and accept the divine image within yourself, you cannot help but see it in everybody else, too, and you know it is just as undeserved and unmerited as it is in you. I call this the “Principle of Likeness.” From this frame you stop judging and start loving unconditionally, without asking whether someone is worthy or not. The breakthrough occurs at once, although the realization deepens and takes on greater conviction over time. (CAC)
God, teach me to heal the fragmentation that is evident in the world. Instead of hating, excluding, or dismissing it in others, help me first, to heal it in myself. Help me to have sympathy, empathy, and compassion and to work in service of the world’s healing. Amen. (CAC)
BC The Belgic Confession
CAC The Center For Action & Contemplation
CD The Canons of Dort
CIB Church In Bethesda Prayers
DZ - Donna Z.
HC The Heidelberg Catechism
MAO - Michael A. O’Sullivan
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