We Would Fall Down and Worship Each Other

little-boy-and-girl-happy-smilingGod’s infinite love for us is the celestial music of our soul. Every moment presents a fresh opportunity to express it, to give voice to it, to let it burst forth in celebratory song. As soon as you accept that you are bathed in God’s loving consciousness in every moment, you open your heart to knowing true peace.

If you are beautiful and loved, then so is every other person you meet. If your purpose on this earth is to learn and practice unconditional love, then all your relationships become hallowed ground.

If you don’t find God in the next person you meet, it is a waste of time looking for him further.
Mahatma Gandhi

Imagine a child, alone and frightened, wishing it were home, knowing that all will be well, that it will be loved, cherished, and protected when it is safe in its mother’s arms.

Deep down even the most hardened criminal is starving for the same thing that motivates the innocent baby: Love and acceptance.
Lily Fairchilde

That child is you. That child is the next person you meet. That child is every person who has been or will ever be born. That child is everyone.

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
Og Mandino


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When you come from love, when you are love, you are joyously humbled by the beauty and magnificence of every soul. You see no more strangers, only dear friends you have not yet met. Although, as Trappist monk Thomas Merton wrote, “There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun,” at times you will need to shield your eyes from their radiance.

Then it was as if I suddenly saw the secret beauty of their hearts, the depths of their hearts where neither sin nor desire nor self-knowledge can reach, the core of their reality, the person that each one is in God’s eyes. If only they could all see themselves as they really are. If only we could see each other that way all the time. There would be no more war, no more hatred, no more cruelty, no more greed. I suppose the big problem would be that we would fall down and worship each other.
Thomas Merton





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Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?

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Those who worship logic instead of God are only half right. Not only is it logical to believe in God and to live a faith-based life, the existence of a loving, benevolent God that governs all creation is perhaps the only systematic worldview that explains every aspect of life.




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2 Responses to “We Would Fall Down and Worship Each Other”

  1. Jackie Says:

    I strive to do this. I don’t always succeed, but I do try hard. I’ll happily share just as much with someone sitting next to me on the subway, as I do with my closest friends, and I am happy to offer myself to a stranger in the same way I’d offer to help my mother. My friends joke that if someone tried to rob me, I’d probably end up buying them coffee and inviting them over for dinner :-)

    The Dalai Lama once said, “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

    I love those words. I have a tough time with my own relationship with God though, so its hard for me to associate being kind, and seeing the light in each person, as seeing God in each person. I am aware that I can’t do this alone though, and I have to wonder where my desire for more compassion in the world comes from. I guess I have a hard time finding the congruency between my actions, and my motivation for said actions, and going to church each week or reading the bible.

    I’m sure I could explain myself better, but I think you get the point :-)

    Jackie

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    I like that Dalai Lama quote, Jackie. Thanks for that. It’s good that you keep trying. The more you try, the less you will have to try down the road, because it eventually becomes part of you and you no longer have to try, you just are who you are.

    If you are not satisfied with the religious or spiritual path you are on, perhaps you are on the wrong path. Perhaps you are trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.

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