All Major Religions and Faith Paths believe that there is a field of positive energy every individual has that waits for human beings to engage in it.The Times we are living in are asking us to Play on this Field of Energy;To Embrace it; To Give it a Chance to Empower Us; To give it a chance to Love us Back. We must choose to interact with it. We choose to let the Light in and Let it Light us up.
There have always been people who want us to believe we live in dark times, but it is there way to MANIPULATE, AND keep human beings who believe in the Light.
Leaders when they turn to the darkness of manipulation believe that they have more power than they do. They are like two year old children. The people turn into the grown-ups and demand the Light.
Seek Beauty, Count every blessing; Allow yourself to be moved to dance and sing and shout and celebrate. March on the Playground of Life. Stay in the Light.
Swing your arms, Skip your steps. Set yourself free from habits and addictions that don’t support the freedom to be blessed as a Child of God.
This is not to deny what is going on…It is choosing not to participate in the Darkness.
|Statue of St. Catherine at Met, NY, photo by Mary Theresa Streck ARCWP|
Many of us can identify with Catherine’s over the top agenda.
As I try to get some perspective on the hot button issues today, I think Catherine is a mentor. She went deep into her soul and, there found a passion for God that ignited her healing and prophetic ministry.
In my book, Praying with Visionary Women, I wrote:
“Today more than ever we need to live with integrity, integrating prayer and action in our lives so that we can be effective instruments of truth and justice in our world. Prayer grounds us in the immensity of God’s love. As we experience being loved deeply, passionately, we become on fire with love for others- family, friends, neighbors, strangers. We become mystic activists, like Catherine, speaking out, taking risks and doing whatever God calls us to do.” (Meehan, Praying with Visionary Women, pp. 58-59)
I believe that our spiritual energy wells up from within, in the depths of infinite love, we are embraced and filled with every gift and blessing we need to be a reflection of God in our lives. St. Paul reminds us that “we can do all things in God who strengthens us.” Romans 8:28.
I/we pray: “In your love, O God, I/we have the power to do whatever you are calling me/us to do!”
The time to cry out for justice and equality with a million voices is now!
Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP, www.arcwp.org
LIGHT from LIGHT
A Christian Community is evangelized in order to evangelize.
A light is lit in order to give light. A candle is not lit to be put under a bushel, said Christ. It was lit and put up high in order to give light to others.
That is what a true community is like.
A community is a group of men and women who have found the truth in Christ and his Gospel, and who follow the truth. And who join together to follow it more strongly.
It is not just an individual conversion, but a community conversion. It is a family that believes, a group that accepts God. In the group, each one finds that the brother or sister is a source of strength and that in moments of weakness they help one another and, by loving one another and believing, they give light and example.
The preacher no longer needs to preach, for there are Christians who preach by their own lives.
I said once and I repeat today that if, unhappily, some day they silence our radio, and don’t let us write our newspaper; each of you who believe must become a microphone, a radio station, a loudspeaker, not to talk, but to call for faith.
I am not afraid that our faith may depend only on the archbishop’s preaching; I do not think I am that important. I believe that this message, which is only a humble echo of God’s word, enters your hearts, not because it is mine, but because it comes from God.
–Archbishop Oscar Romero–The Violence of Love
(1917-1980) became Archbishop of San Salvador in 1977. He gained renown as a prophetic voice of the poor and was ultimately martyred at the altar while saying Mass.