The Mystical Heart
Most things in life can be explained away by science and deduction. But let’s face it, there are things that just can’t be explained by anything but a belief in something larger than us playing a hand in our lives.
You’re thinking about a person all day, and you run into him or her at the market. Chance or coincidence?
A young Jew feeds a sympathetic German soldier during the Nazi regime. Later in their 70’s they meet again and marry in the US. Chance?
A flood carries away everything a person owns. He finds the locket his fianceé gave him on a far away shore long after she died in the flood. Chance?
It doesn’t matter what your belief, God, Spirit, Something Bigger, Greater, Buddha, Brahman, Gayatri… the fact is, there is something in the universe that is weaving together our lives in a magnificent way. And the fabric that remains is astounding!
All you have to do is watch, and you will be amazed at how many things in life synchronize without your trying. People collide, friendships reunite, jobs lost and then new ones–better ones—regained. Money comes from nowhere to feed the kids and pay the bills. For me, recently, I ended up in a courtroom where I had just taken the picture of the judge for a local newspaper as a favor to a friend. I knew God was with me in that moment, even though the court battle was frivolous and ridiculous. I realized then that the lesson wasn’t mine.
I like to believe that all things work together for the good for those who believe, but the truth is: All things work together no matter what. It is for those who are watching and listening that get to live in God’s grace. That is the only difference. Everyone can live in the grace. But it’s just a choice. God would have everyone live in the bounty and in the grace, but not everyone wants to see and believe.
All of us believers have to be okay with that decision. Some will see and some will be blinded by greed and diverse seductions. But when it comes right down to it, we have a unbiased God who wants all of us to live in the perfect Grace that God provides for all. Sometimes you just have to wait for your friend, lover, partner, family member to see you believing in the right moment to understand what it means to be in the shadow of an angel.
Amen and Amen.