Sunday, July 26, 2009

When God Sees Me, God Sees Good

"Thou, God, seest me perfect." The Upanishads

It makes me sad to see people trying to earn God's favor. The Creative Power of Life expresses through us. It doesn't merely put up with us; It needs us. We are how the divine Presence knows Itself. We are how It expresses Itself. God doesn't look at us from far away and see sin and depravity. God looks at all of creation as we might look in a mirror; and God smiles approvingly at the beautiful reflection.

We make mistakes, of course. We don't always remember our divine potential. We don't always live in the power of Love that we are. But the truth of our being is that we are enough. Transcendent Life expressing in, through, and as us is always enough. We are good enough. And as we embrace this truth, we experience more hope, more joy, more freedom in our lives.

Let's pray this week, "Dear God, you see goodness when you see me. May I see that same goodness and live into it and trust its truth now and always. Thank you, God! Amen."

Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins
Sunshine Cathedral

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