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Thursday, June 9, 2011

"I Am That Too" ... Rev. Henry Bates

No matter where we go, there we are. And in the absolute we know that we are Spirit, Life and Truth. The Spirit lives in us and we live in the Spirit and we know this at the center of our Being as the truth. This spark of the Divine within us is the peace, the love, the joy, the wisdom, the beauty, that will always be within us no matter what we may face in this life or in the afterlife. These things of the Spirit are eternal and we shall possess them for eternity. Yet, only our recognition of this truth will reveal these things to us, in our self, and in others. And so we begin to recognize that the Spirit lives in us, enjoys life through us, protects us, guides us, and directs us to even greater and greater heights of joy and peace and love and beauty and wisdom. We can read in the ancient scriptures that "G-d so loved the world that this spirit of Love became part of all living things" ... we are a part of G-d, not all of G-d, but a precious part of this Divine Love. Let's believe this as the truth for us, for those we love, and for everyone. And in so doing, we shall experience more of this Divine Love in all things that concern us. Love will perfect that which concerns us ... as we recognize the power of Love. Whenever we think we need more beauty, we can know that we are a part of Beauty. Whenever we think we need more joy, we can know that we are a part of Joy. Whenever we think we need more love, we can know I am that too.

And so it is. Amen.