Command this stone

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.                    “If you belong to God,          command this stone to become a loaf of bread.”                   —Luke 4.3

And then this boring meeting to become a circus, this flabby body to become a work of art, this life to become something else.

You can spend your life (oh, how we do) inside a bubble of judgments and desires, and never know even a simple stone.

No, stay here. Let the stone be a stone, the traffic be traffic.

Even this broken life, this troubled soul, this difficult time.

Otherwise how can a joy be joy, a wonder a wonder? Life is this, not something else.

This is the mystery of the fast, the hungry day that is a hungry day, free from the dictates of desire.

Nothing needs to be what it isn't. There is glory enough in the stone. And in you, already a child of God.

You can't command the transformation, but only present yourself to God, who can.

Just smile at Satan and say, “No thanks. I'm good.”

+ Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve

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