In Lead more gently/ Worship more fully

When does life have true meaning?

There is this mystery in God and of it I dreamt a dream.

A hundred thousand people gathered before me. Their eyes were shut and they were hidden in their own darkness.

A voice said, “Help them.”

I said, “I have but one gift.”

The voice said, “Give your one gift.”

In my dream I spoke words to the one closest to me and the words caused her eyes to open.

And the voice said to her, “ Help them.”

She said, “I have but one gift.”

The voice said, “Give your one gift.”

So she sang to the one beside her and it caused his eyes to open.

In my dream a gift was given, person to person, each gift unique.

And in that peculiar time of dreams unfolding, every eye was opened and the hundred thousand saw each other. And when they saw, they stood in awe.

I woke and knew.

This then is the mystery in God:

This world is only whole when you give to it your gift. And the healing your gift brings is a place of holy awe.

You can choose to look within, find your contribution and then give. Or you can choose to hide and to keep. In hiding you will become small. In keeping you will loose. In exploring you will grow. In giving you will receive.

Each person has something to contribute. God has not only given you a gift; he has made you a gift to this world. He has either conferred talents at birth or He has formed them in you through the journey of your life.   These gifts and abilities are richly meaningful when you give them back to Him in service to others.

Life has true meaning when we contribute. Contributing brings connection and when we connect one with the other, we grow.

And as is the nature of mysteries, there is one more service to God that we owe:

Others feel significant when we not only allow them to contribute but we also receive their contribution with the holy awe it deserves. They are, after all, God’s healing gift to us.

“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” – 2 Corinthians 9:8

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