November 17, 2016
It was good to be gone.
It is good to be back.
Everywhere you go, God is…This week She spoke to me through the worn toothless face of an old barefoot Mayan woman who burst into infectious laughter at every possible moment.
When we left the U.S. last week, TV’s in the airport were blaring with tumultuous election results and reactions. When we arrived back a week later, the same TV’s were in a continued state of frenzy, almost as if we had never been gone.
But in between, Dona Rosalita laughed. Her life has been filled with more pain than I can ever imagine; she has experienced more tumult and loss than it seems possible for one tiny human to endure. And yet she laughs and laughs. And in her laughter, I hear God.
Wherever we, God is. And all is well.
This Sunday, I will be celebrating my mother’s birthday in Arizona and Mary Carraher will be sharing some helpful and timely wisdom, “Managing Worry and Fear in a Changing World.” The talk grew out of a conversation began at the last Unity retreat, long before the election results were known.
We all deal with worry in our lives. Worry tends to be based on our fears. This talk will allow us to share some ideas about coping with worry. When does it have a useful purpose and when does it just wear us down? Johnsmith will be present also at both services to lift everyone’s hearts with his beautiful music!
In the midst of it all, I hope you can hear the echos of Dona Rosalita laughing, and feel the soft whispers of angel wings hovering over you, and feel the groaning efforts of the whole Universe conspiring for the good of all – and again may you know the truth:
Where you are, God is.
And All is well.
Quote for reflection: “Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles. It empties today of its strength.” – Corrie Ten Boom