Two of today’s readings were quite similar, providing extra reinforcement to the concept that I am never alone nor without resources. I can never get enough of that message, perhaps because for so many years in the first half of my life I really felt and was alone. But I am not alone. Neither are you. No one is ever alone. Divine Presence is always with us.
During these times of COVID, lockdown, and change in lifestyle in so many ways—not to mention the loss of loved ones—I can sometimes still feel alone. But thanks to the spiritual toolkit I picked up years ago through the 12 Step philosophy, I have tools I can rely on to get me through such times. I can strive to connect with Spirit through prayer and meditation, reading literature, communicating with others, being of service, etc. Even during the pandemic all of these tools are available, albeit their form may be a little different. I can take action, for instance, by holding a video meeting with a friend instead of meeting in person; it’s better than not meeting at all! By the way, for me, I would add singing to the list of tools. 😊
Below are excerpts from this morning’s readings. Perhaps you will find comfort and strength in them as I have.
“One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” – Ephesians 4:6
“The key thought for our meditation today is the idea that there is an active Presence of the creative Spirit in all our affairs—not something passive, but something that is moving in and through everything we do. We should affirm that this Divine Presence is everywhere, that It is always active in, around, and through us.”
“…Spirit is at the center of everything and at the very center of my own physical being… One Mind governs everything…”
– 365 Science of Mind: A Year of Daily Wisdom from Ernest Holmes, January 13
“All of us fear the unfamiliar at times… We can still forget that God is always with us, and, thus, allow fear to take over.
“We often unnecessarily complicate matters by thinking we have to face things by ourselves. God offers us the strength and courage to meet each challenge. We only have to accept.”
– In God’s Care*: Daily Meditations on Spirituality in Recovery, January 13
*As We Understand God