Day 159, 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.
“By love, God may be gotten and holden, by thought, never.”
—The Cloud of Unknowing
The supreme, radiant Being that dwells in our own consciousness cannot be attained by any amount of reasoning, for this Being is one and indivisible, beyond all duality. But by loving Him “with all our heart, and all our soul, and all our strength,” we can come to live in Him completely. When we learn to love Her more than we love ourselves, our consciousness is unified.
Loving the Lord means loving the innermost Self in all those around us. We need only somehow to increase our capacity to love – because we do not live in what we think; we live in what we love. (WLB)
As your day begins, spend a few moments in silence and stillness focussing on your breathing, God alive in you.
Open God, I pray for a greater awareness of what was given me at birth— your Spirit in me, your presence in my heart, your power to love, and the courage to hope. Amen. (CIB)
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
WC The Westminster Confession
WLB Eknath Easwaran’s, “Words To Live By”
WLC The Westminster Larger Catechism
WSC The Westminster Shorter Catechism