The Universe is shaped on the unyielding anvil of Universal Law by the hammer of the will of the Almighty to serve the eternal purpose conceived by the Infinite Mind.
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
How do I, in the simplest language, tell you the Good News?
Simply put, YOU are a child of God and this God loves you more than you can even imagine. Your divine parent reached out and plucked you from the Seas of Endless Probability and has placed you in the arms of his angels. He has charged them with the task of cleaning you up, making you strong and, when you are ready, to set you upon the path to your divine destiny.
Your Father, and mine, for he is the Universal Father (the Father of All), is engaged in the realisation of a stupendous plan, his plans are infinite while his goals of attainment are eternal and YOU are an irreplaceable feature of it, and you are of more value than you could imagine.
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Sunday, 6 September 2015
Friday, 4 September 2015
Paul declared that ‘in God we live, move, and have our being’ but to match this a fragment of the Father dwells within the cosmic expanse of our own being; He lives, moves, and has His being in each one of us. We discover that this spirit has a somewhat solitary career; that it is, by and large, incarcerated in the human mind, where it must contend with ignorance, selfishness, and profound moral darkness, and it commits to live and work in these conditions from the moment of our first moral decision until that moment when our mortal coil loses this ability, whereupon it returns to the councils of Paradise to give an account of its labours to effect that salvation of the soul of its indwelling and where it must wait until a judgement determines whether its labours were sufficient or not.
Reflecting on this, I was struck by the words used to describe the predicament of the indwelling spirit, words like: incarceration, imprisoned, a prisoner of love. We read of a devotion akin to a parent that has not just forsaken nights out, or sleep, or generally ever having ‘a life’ but has in fact sallied forth from Paradise, abandoned all glory, in the solemn and sacred attempt to save the soul of a child of time, a commitment that it undertakes from the cradle to the grave.
These words and sentiments struck me. This spirit is imprisoned in my life. I, consciously or unconsciously, exercise my free will in ways that can either liberate or effectively incarcerate the divine gift but how do we so live as to afford the spirit the fullest possible extent of freedom and liberty of action? At its simplest, the answer is Love: love one, love all, love deeply, sincerely, wholeheartedly, and selflessly.
Love is composed three atomic elements: truth, beauty, and goodness. These are the three guiding stars to the spiritually replete life. These elements can be lived and that is what so important about them. When truths is metabolised into your life it breaks down and manifests itself as honesty, sincerity, it becomes an aspirational principle that shapes your dealings with your fellows.
Goodness becomes an avenue to give expression for the indwelling urge to ministry and mercy, to so live that all gain the greatest possible benefit from every breath you draw. It becomes kindness, gentleness, humility, tenderness, forgiveness, forbearance, tolerance, even generosity.
Beauty can, likewise, be experienced, lived, shared, it can be created/discovered, infused, to it we can aspire and through it we can inspire, it can, most precious of all, be stored up in our souls.
Material riches are not required to enjoy the spiritually replete life. The joys of the Kingdom are freely available to all, rich and poor, free and bond, woman and man, and all that will may enter.
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
Friday, 14 August 2015
The acts of God in time and space are conditioned by these both in terms of their evolution and their functional relationship with the meta-narrative of all Creation. We can know that they happen but our understanding thereof will always be limited, relative, and subject to radical revision as our experiential insight and appreciation of the meta-narrative evolves. These facts, among so many others, should admonish us always to be humble in our theologies. Humility is a far truer star for the theologian to be guided by than the Jack O'Lantern of theological arrogance.
Thursday, 13 August 2015
The assurance experienced by the believer is an indirect effect of the action of the indwelling spirit, who opens the eyes of the child of clay to the illuminating and liberating truth that they are a child of the ever living, ever loving, all wise, God of all creation. When this truth is experienced peace, joy, and gratitude flood the soul. In this awakening the child of time is loosed from the shackles of fear and discovers an eternal universe of ever lasting life and endless adventure exploring the limitless deeps of the Infinite One.