Saturday, August 1, 2020

The ancient which is our newness

"It was the best of times.  It was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity.  It was the season of light, it was the season the season of darkness, it was the Spring of hope.  It was the season of darkness of despair."  So wrote Charles Dickens in his classic "A tale of Two Cities" set in London at the time of The French Revolution, in 1859.  Who says history does not repeat it itself??  Those words written so long ago, I suggest it could be written about our time and the current challenges we are all facing as we live our lives day to day.  In my case it is not "one day at at time" it is one moment at a time.  The day is too big for me with The Creative Spirit's help I can make it one moment at a time.  Very simple.  Simplicity is the place we encounter The Saving Presence essential for our survival. "Every blessing is a curse, and every curse is a blessing" is a saying of Fr.Rohr's that comes to mind right now.

At present we are in the "worst of times," yet the courageous, unselfish acts of so many millions provides what is necessary so that, we others, may live in hope.  Great challenges that try the souls of humankind, is a time also of where the inner strengths, already planted in the depths of our being, by our Creator, now surfaces in the selfless.  With these revelations comes the promise of a new, and better dawning.  A dawning which will bring renewed excitement for life and real living, to all human beings, and all creation. That word "all" is so, so important.  If this new emerging hope-filled reality does not reach "the all" then we are destined to have history repeat itself, a new and more violent revolution, will be written into the ongoing story of an emerging evolution.  It is so incumbent on us to get it right.  There is no choice being afforded to us.  The scientists warn us daily we have choices to make.  Choices that must go well beyond our selfish interests so that an inhabitable cosmos may be the home for all.

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