Day 233, 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.
We are made, the scriptures of all religions assure us, in the image of God.
Nothing can change that original goodness. Whatever mistakes we have made in the past, whatever problems we may have in the present, in every one of us this “uncreated spark in the soul” remains untouched, ever pure, ever perfect. Even if we try with all our might to douse or hide it, it is always ready to set our personality ablaze with light.
The signs are clear: unfailing compassion, fearlessness, equanimity, and the unshakable knowledge, based on direct, personal experience, that all the treasures and pleasures of this world together are worth nothing if one has not found the uncreated light at the center of the soul. (CAC)
As your day draws to a close, spend a few moments in silence and stillness focussing on the goodness within you.
I am good.
My essence is good.
The core of who I am is good.
The root of me is good.
This is a reality, for I am created in the image and likeness of God.
I will be gentler with myself. I will forgive myself as readily as I forgive others.
I will love my neighbor as I love myself.
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