Dear Child of God frustrated by life,
If you could ask yourself now, is this the person I want seen…to be seen as, to be joined together with?
And if you know, maybe not so much you at your best.
Just know it’s not God befuddled by you, it’s you conflicted over the place you’ve stopped by to mull your condition.
It’s not God telling you in an earth shaking reminder that this is not your place.
But, it’s a subtle heads up because people around you have noticed and are satisfied in your communion…drinking the wine of bitterness, anger, confusion and retributive response.
And they might be your people, so you share in their meal and the thick bread of satisfaction over like-minded condition is scarfed down with gluttonous abandon.
So, you join because you belong there, sharing in the feast of ugliness.
But, you leave the table feeling bloated by discussion.
Until, you get by yourself and rest in the quiet of whatever reminds of you of light.
Slight breeze, hot bath, quiet rain, crisp sheets, moonlight, or birdsong far off.
It’s a funny type odd thing to me.
The way I don’t always see when I can’t hear.
In the quiet of finally hearing and feeling, I begin to see.
When relieved of the noise that buffers, I’m reminded then that my heart has been listening patiently.
You’re reminded then gently without chastising or shameful correction of a flickering inside gone unflamed.
Ever burning, just a little shadowed by angst.
You remember again.
It’s the light, your light and it hasn’t gone out.
Get quiet now and shine
if only a tiny and nondescript tealight kind of shimmer
until you can shine again, a bright luminous glow.
Stay there, rest in the quiet flicker.
Make it your ambition to live a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, so that your daily life may show the world that you are a Christian.
I Thessalonians 4:11-12
Shine now, quiet child. You are loved.
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