Truly alive

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.                 What will it profit you to gain the whole world                   and forfeit your life?          Indeed, what can you give                   in return for your life?                            —Mark 8.6-37

To be truly alive is to be fully, freely, lovingly present in this moment, drinking in the grace of God and pouring myself out in love for God and for all beings.

What do I gain by abandoning this to be right, to get my way, to be comfortable, to manage how people think of me?

When I win the argument, protect my beliefs, defend myself, when I judge another and put them in their place, when I separate myself from those who suffer pain or injustice, when I buy another trinket for my heart's little room and close the door, what have I lost?

I am not a body or a reputation but a soul. God of love, open my door. Let life spill in and spill out. Let me suffer and love, truly alive.

                    Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve

__________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light

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