April 21, 2019-
Today brought me close to two faith traditions: A musical, somewhat relaxed Evangelical Baptist service- which I attended at the invitation of a former co-worker. I didn’t see her there, but met up with another former colleague with the Red Cross. After exchanging pleasantries, I took a seat in the congregation, while he took his place in the choir. My part was to sing with the rest of those in the congregation, join in greeting those around me, and respond to an occasional call. I only regret not raising my hand when the pastor asked who believes in the Christ. I do, certainly. One cannot accept the Message of the Father and discard That of the Son.
At our Baha’i community’s gathering, this afternoon, I joined with about 45 fellows in Faith, to commemorate the first day of Baha’u’llah’s declaring His Mission, even as He and His companions prepared for a long journey overland, from Baghdad to what is now Istanbul.
The message is similar: None of us is squeaky clean, and God alone can absolve us with Grace. The sufferings of each Divine Messenger are what free us from our wrongdoings. Only by acknowledging this, and not wanting to be distant from the Divine, does one progress spiritually.
So, that was my day of spiritual fellowship. Connection with the Divine, though, is what has eased my path, even when I find myself alone. In times of uncertainty, as to my course of action, I find my Spirit Guides provide a very clear framework, within which I must make informed choices.
This week, for example, will bring me to Flagstaff, then to the Desert View Tower, at the eastern end of Grand Canyon National Park- honouring the Centenary of that great national entity. From there, it will be time to honour an old friend, who passed on, last week. His services will be east of Tuba City, at another lovely locale: Coal Mine Canyon. Then, I must return here to Prescott, and look after my own health, with a lab test on Wednesday. Matters of faith, possible acts of service with the Red Cross, another friend’s birthday party and a presentation by Slow Food-Prescott will fill out the week.
The flow of celestial energy is constant, and bears heeding.