The loveliness of wonder as the snowflakes fall with each flake seeming individual and unique yet together they lay as one tucked in a blanket of comfort. Each has its sparkle and brilliance as the Light shines its radiance upon them. Some flakes end up in the street and become gray, ugly and forgotten. Others are marveled at in their virgin quality. Some are utilized playfully for fun and games. And some quietly be as they are. All coming from the sky from places unknown, falling as one.
Is it not the same as we? We seem to be these unique creatures yet we all come from the same Source. In the separation some are forgotten as hatred found a home in their hearts. We dismiss these as unloved and unwanted. Still others we raise high upon pedestals, worshipping them yet never to see the truth about them or ourselves. Others become those that we look upon with laughter as they help us to remember our innocence. So few then sit in silent stillness recognizing our inherent worth, our greatest Love and the Gift of Spirit.
Shall we see ourselves as different? Point out those differences? Or shall we see that we are all the same coming from the Mind of God? Why cast out those who do not live up to our standards? We know who those people are, the ones we ignore, relegate as unworthy of our love. If they are unworthy of our love then so are we and we are proving that time and time again. We have to see the brilliance that we all possess. Some of us mask it by what we have said or done but in all the little spark remains. There is always hope.
Stop for a moment and feel the Love of God within you. Hold your breath and let the world stop just a moment. In that moment you are safe and without fear. You are offered comfort and gentleness. You are blessed and appreciated. It is outside this moment that you feel otherwise. Stop again and feel the Love of God flowing through the world, flowing through your loved ones and now also the ones that you do not think of with love. All are deserving as you are deserving.
Let this world become a world in which forgiveness shines on everything, and peace offers a gentle light to everyone. Let quietness and peace shine through. Let the endless wells of joy spring forth from within.
At times we may not feel this at all. We may watch what is happening in the world or what is happening in our personal lives and feel afraid, lonely, disappointed, and sad. Yet we have a Friend, a Friend that will turn these feelings around for us. He will help us to allow God’s Love to permeate our mind and look past the fearful world and through the Eyes of Christ to see all with mercy and love.
It is up to us. We are to allow all those thoughts that hurt us to be given gladly to the Holy Spirit. We need no longer suffer. We need no longer see the separation, conflict, violence and pain. We can observe what is happening yet witness to Truth for ourselves and everyone around us. We can be the Voice of Peace in the middle of chaos.
As the snowflakes softly fall from the sky, bless each one and bless your brothers. Together we will realize the Kingdom. Together we will walk through the open door. Let God’s Love blaze a pathway there for all of us.
As the Who’s down in Whoville sang around the circle in knowing that the trappings of Christmas was not truly Christmas, sing with them that Christmas is about joining together, welcoming all near and far, no matter WHO they are.
May we remember our Oneness. May we remember God’s Love. May we remember the Light.
Rev. Deb Phelps
Originally posted December 19, 2012