the lesson of the day: i have a friend, a dear friend whom I have traveled this journey of life with for nearly four decades – in the light of the overturn of DOMA she has expressed an intense perspective about how the Bible supports the judgement of people who are have a different world view then her perspective.
What I love about my friend is her beautiful heart – the depth of her desire to be of service in the world. I have witnessed this in so many friends who are held in captivity by the pronunciations of damnation and judgement, by the limitations of living in fear. Their exceptional desire for all to be “saved” is born out of their desire – their sacred calling, their need for sacred purpose. I get it and I honor this in them.
I am fully present to the immeasurable amount of fear so many are living in today. Western society exploits this fear, feeds this fear. The greatest challenge to living a fully liberated life is contingent upon the extent of our willingness to embrace our capacity for love and acceptance. Our flexibility for change.
It has been said that once the pain of not making the change becomes greater then the fear of changing we will make the change. Okay, that has been true in my life AND what is more prevalent today is that when i willingly seek to go deeper in my realized journey of life on planet earth – to use love as the powerful force of walking through fear i come to a greater understanding of me and of you and the world. And, frankly i don’t have near the amount of bruises!
My response to her and others i am encountering along the journey: “Obviously you have a profound judgement about me that I do not share about you – i choose to stay with you on this journey, for someday, you will have an experience that will bring you to a place that will rocket you into such a profound change in your life – when that happens i want you to know – beyond a shadow of a doubt – that i have a deep and profound love for you and your journey of being released from such crippling fear, your journey to freedom – may peace be with you my friend