Waning Crescent – Day 26

The moon dwindles and we can feel the darkness will arrive soon, as will our own deaths.  We know that it will happen but we are saddened by it.  Why us?  Why now? I will not live to see… Depression sets in as we refuse to realize that it is wonderful that God is giving us a gift in death.  This is a darkness.

In times of darkness people gather together to comfort each other.  The world of people, the community around you is vast, but have you really thought about it?  Who are your neighbors?  Who is it that delivers your mail?  There are so many people constantly around us that we tend to forget that they are there, not physically, but as individual human beings.  When people become static, background noise, there is a problem.  I am not accusing.  I do it as well when I am not thinking.  The world is so full of people, it’s easy to see the forest but not the trees.

 For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members don’t have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. – Romans 12: 4 – 5

People are everywhere.  Everywhere!  Start walking in your neighborhood.  When you pass someone, say hi.  Maybe you could invite some of your neighbors over for a barbecue.  Interact with your community.  Back in the day, people used to look out for one another. Answer yourself this: Is it easier to look out for someone that you know?  Is it easier for them to look out for you? You can’t strengthen your community unless you know each other.

As you would like people to do to you, do exactly so to them. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive back as much. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back; and your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil. Therefore be merciful, even as your Father is also merciful. Don’t judge, and you won’t be judged. Don’t condemn, and you won’t be condemned. Set free, and you will be set free.  Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given to you. For with the same measure you measure it will be measured back to you.” – Luke 6: 31 – 38

Please join me in prayer.

“I come to you, my God, with a grateful heart.  Thank You, O Lord for surrounding me with your unconditional Love and Divine Acceptance.  Thank You, O Lord for showering me with all your sacred blessings.  Please open my heart so that I am truly grateful for all that you have done, are doing and will do, now and forever.  I am grateful for Your world of people, the community I live in.  I am grateful for the neighborhood in which I live.  I am grateful that there are so many people around me that I can care for and can care for me.  I am grateful for Physical Death because that is how I return to You.  I am grateful for Your Love.  For all these things – Thank You, O Lord.  Amen.”

Please meditate and listen to God.

Peace be with you.

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