Day 212, 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.
But they for whom God is the supreme goal, who do all work renouncing self for God and meditate on God with single-hearted devotion, these God will rescue, for their consciousness has become unified.
— The Bhagavad Gita (The Song Of The Lord)
As your day draws to a close, spend a few moments in silence and stillness.
When the lover of God finds somebody in danger, he doesn’t turn away; he runs to help. This is one of the unmistakable signs of true love of God.
When someone is in trouble, you don’t say, “How did he behave towards me?” You don’t ask, “Of what race or color is she?” or “Is this person my countryman? Does she belong to my religion?” None of these questions can be asked by the person who truly loves God. He or she just runs to the rescue of the person in trouble.
When we are trying to help someone, it is we who get great joy out of it. If we try to rescue someone who has been unkind, the joy is even greater. This is a secret all but forgotten in our modern world: we find a much more lasting joy in rescuing others than in trying to save ourselves, because in rescuing others we are making sure that we will be saved by the Lord who is within. (WLB)
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