This morning as I prayed on my commute, the Lord comforted me and assured me that all I need to do is remain humble before him. He said he would take care of the rest. I really needed his words because there is so very much going on in my life and in the world right now. It is easy to think it is too much.
I fell in love with Jesus the Christ at the age of 23; I once wrote of my very strong conversion experience in one of my blogs. I adore Jesus with my entire being because he has not only shown me love, he has shown me how love heals.
Like St. Francis of Assisi, I am quite connected to nature and see God’s energy within creation. We learn a great deal when we take the time to consider the birds of the air and the lilies of the field. Like St. Teresa de Avila, God is my fount, my rising water, my source. I find great energy through prayer and contemplation.
I don’t think everything there is to know about God is contained in any holy book; God is far beyond our knowing. Rather, I think if any of us were to take these holy writings truly to heart, the world would be healed.
I am brought back to the words of Jesus, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” I can never anymore hear these words without also hearing Today’s Dream, Tomorrow’s Reality co-trainer, (and prophetess?) Cynthia’s words, “but the truth may piss you off at first!” God inspires many voices to speak truth. Even the stones will cry out!
Perhaps this blog is a collection of random thoughts; perhaps this is something more. I usually write issue-focused blogs and, for that, I am grateful. This blog is different. I cannot judge what effect my words may have but I do know that the Lord has made it possible for me to touch lives and to comfort the afflicted. And I know that God loves all of creation and that we should too.
May you and your day be blessed!
Inez Torres Davis is director for justice.