Today is like any other day, is it not?
For it has come to us and will leave entirely on its own.
We have not made the day nor the night; these days are out of our control.
And yet, they can be shaped, throttled, chopped or even blessed.
From our strange, dear, frightening or amazing moments
we can do much, see more, pursue truth, dignity, honor, respect,
love, purpose or calling as we fold our clean and dry clothes,
write our lists, do our jobs, and pay our way through these lives we live.
We can purpose to live beyond our egos’ demands and score-keeping
ways. Yes, we can. We can even love and be loved.
Later I came across these words written by Janice Edwards in her book Wild Dancing: Embraced by Untamed Love.
“You might recall a time when you were watching a sunset or holding your newborn child and something special came over you. Sometimes watching can become gazing, and holding can become beholding. Did you trust that experience and let seconds become minutes? If so, I say to you: trust these experiences and ask to become more alert to their frequency. Untamed Love is the most powerful forced in the universe and much larger than our individual experiences of it. It is always the most tender embrace that holds each person’s heart, always and forever. So when we take the time to contemplate it, Love can bring a happiness and fulfillment that surpasses our wildest expectations.” (page 14)
She capitalizes the noun Love to remind herself and her readers that God is Love and Love is God.
Please pray with me for more profound experiences of God, of Love, so that we might be fully healed and whole.