Day 224, 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.
“At their most mature levels, religions have a common goal: union with all beings and with God.”
Having someone look at us with love can be a healing and transformative experience. Sometimes we need a human gaze to convey God’s unconditional acceptance.
In the Hindu tradition, “darshan” is to behold the Divine and to allow yourself to be fully seen or known. Many Hindus visit temples not to see God, but to let God gaze upon them—and then to join God’s seeing which is always compassionate.
Bring this loving gaze and an inner stance of humility and recognition to all you encounter today. Try to see the divine indwelling in everyone you meet. (CAC)
As your day begins, spend a few moments in silence and stillness letting God “see” you.
I see others and I see God in others.
I see myself and I see God in me.
I see the world and I see God at work in it.
God is alive in them.
God is alive in us.
God is alive in me.
God is alive.
(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
(TAO) The Tao Te Ching
(WC) The Westminster Confession
(WLB) Words To Live By
(WLC) The Westminster Larger Catechism
(WSC) The Westminster Shorter Catechism