The inner light is so luminous within me this morning. I reflect back on a group of people attacking (both verbally and physically) a man with a dog. I re-cognized Christ's presence in the moment. Then the mother walking her baby in a stroller. I  re-cognized Presence in that moment as in the moment of a female Hairy Woodpecker feeding her recently fledged young. I see Presence in the owl taking a kildeer.

I see Presence in all things. I am Presence embodied and manifested in all manifestations. Presence is me in all things and events; and all things and events in me. Presence is pure freedom in the thing itself. Presence is the air in the leaf and outside the leaf. To know and experience the Life in all things and events is the coming of the realm of God on earth; temporal existence re-newed daily in eternity. What a gift was given as a result of Golgotha.

There is such glory and grace in the Silence that surrounds the clamour.

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Comment by Patricia Dallmann on 6th mo. 25, 2014 at 1:59pm

This new entry reminded me of the idea that poetry must have originally expressed awareness of the living principle. That principle is perfect and can lead to a commensurate form (the Spirit forming a vessel for itself). Paul speaks of some of the Greek poets who also knew the One in whom we "live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28).  I don't mean to divert attention  from your witnessing to the abundant Life but to single out the beauty that happens when we're faithful to the perfect principle, and also how this beauty affirms that creation is good.


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