It never depends on whether
we say the right words,
but whether we live the right reality.
As a lifelong Christian, I have spent years trying to know and understand what it really means to be a “disciple” of and to follow Jesus Christ. As the years have finally begun to leak wisdom, I am becoming increasingly aware of the simplicity of Christ. His message is a straightforward one, and to me, the only message that makes sense of life.
It seems to me, that God simply says, “I love you. Please be, and share the best that you are, the true self that is hidden deep within you. Follow my example and I will show you authentic strength, compassion, forgiveness, and peace. Follow me and I will teach you to know love rather than fear. I just ask that you share your life in service to others, and to bring my love to all those you meet. And remember that I am with you, all the days of your life.”
I believe that as children of God, we are all given a multitude of gifts throughout our lives. Many of these gifts are hidden in plain sight. We just need to trust and be mindful of living in the now in order to see them.
(Excerpt from my latest book, Happiness: Hidden in Plain Sight)
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