When tragedy happens, some people say it’s the end of the world.
Our Gospel Sunday reminded us that it’s not the end of the world….far from it.
It’s an opportunity to have faith in God. And in goodness.
Maybe easier said than done.
Yesterday’s Gospel and homily reminded me of something very important.
“But in those days, after that time of distress, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, the stars will come falling out of the sky and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then he will send the angels to gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the world to the ends of the sky.” ~Gospel, Mark 13:24
The light is coming
When the sun and the moon go dark, we have a New Moon. It’s a time for creativity and inspiration. The new moon brings us a new chapter in our book, doors are closing and new ones open. The light is coming and it’s already here.
When tragedy strikes, our instinct is to be fearful. To get even. And perhaps… even we shall get.
But I think the message today is that the light is coming and people are waking up.
Waking up to the power within and the opportunity and ability we have to be the peace we want to see in the world.
Not only is the light coming, but it’s already here. Our consciousness is going to continue to expand and the more we can become connected with each other….connected with ourselves, the more effect we will have on others.
Our angels continue to guide us and protect us. We are the elect. The ones who choose love over fear, the ones who choose to do the work and who choose to take responsibility for themselves, their energy and their lives…
It has taken me years to get to this point, and I will continue to grow.
This point has brought me to knowing that with fear comes peace.
“The Lord is with me, I will not be afraid.” – Psalm 118:6
Even in the midst of crisis and uncertainty and fear… we are reminded that God walks alongside us. And by rising up with courage… we may shine.
It’s not the elimination of fear.
It’s being afraid.
It’s knowing that fear exists.
And loving anyways.
They will fight.
And so will we.
It’s not up to them to do anything.
Although they will.
It’s up to us.
Prayer. And love.
Is doing something.
Worry and fear, is not.
Our men and women will fight…defend…protect…support.
Give their lives.
While the leaders of the world get to work today…. may we get to work as well.
Work on loving ourselves: loving our families and neighbors: even when we are angry..sad…grieving… fearful…irritated.
May we love ourselves for everything we are, and everything we are not.
May we see our children as “having a hard time”, rather than “giving us a hard time.”
May we let them know that it’s ok to feel however they feel…. remind ourselves that it’s ok for us to feel however we feel.
BE fearful and LOVE anyways.
This love will…and already has… made a difference in our world.
Goodness and love will prevail.
Blessing, love and light be with you. xoxo