BEACONS

So many of us have lived our lives placing unmerited value on the opinions of others while discrediting our personal truth and reality.  Breaking the shackles of people-pleasing requires honest self-appraisal, a healthy dose of self-esteem, and an enormous commitment to self-realization.

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The wisdom seekers from ancient times offered to us these words as recorded in writings which were incorporated into the Old Testament of today’s Bible:

Thus says the LORD:
Share your bread with the hungry,
shelter the oppressed and the homeless;
clothe the naked when you see them,
and do not turn your back on your own.
Then your light shall break forth like the dawn,

ISAIAH 58:7-10

“Then your light shall break forth….”

Is my beacon of hope and compassion breaking forth today?  Is yours?  How about the beacon of America?  I know that I can do better, but I believe that America has lost its way.  Granted there are many who continue to offer food, shelter, solace to the homeless and oppressed, but they are not the ones in power today, are they?  Our government and, sadly, a handful of religious leaders seem to have forgotten that it has been immigrants who historically have made this nation a melting pot of ingenuity, intelligence and hard work.  Perhaps we can live today as if that beacon of hope is shining brightly.

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I   AM   LARRY – worthy, unique, loved

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we should pray

Please pray with me tonight for our earth.   Matters not whom you name as Supreme, nor what you label yourself politically, nor where you live on this planet.  Our world needs our utmost devotional attention to the escalating crisis between the United States and North Korea.  Millions of lives hang in the balance, millions of our brothers and sisters need us tonight and in the days ahead to fill the spaces of God’s reality with fervent supplication for a peaceful solution.

Lord,

We know war is not your answer to the problems man has created in the world because of his inability to love unceasingly and selflessly.  You have taught us a different way, a path of peace and compromise leading to a brotherhood of humanity all sheltered under your loving arms.

We are on the brink of catastrophe because we have put personal agendas, greed, lust for power, and political philosophies ahead of the instructions given to us in all the scriptures by all messengers from your eternal, universal essence.  We have strayed from the truths which tell us that all humanity is created equally worthy of freedom and justice and happiness.  We have faltered in our evolution to enlightenment.

Please, let it not be too late.  As our prayers are touching the world leaders who are at the forefront of this confrontation use our collective power to heal the hurts which have made them the men they are today, to erase the hardships which have made them insecure, to release the egocentric needs to be top dog, and then fill their lives with the beauty of surrender to a greater universal power.  Let them know that they also are sons of a most magnificent brilliance which can overcome all obstacles to peaceful coexistence.

Safety, peace, and happiness.

 

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