Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wisps of Glory

"I believe that each of us comes from the creator trailing wisps of glory"
Maya Angelou
Today is the feast of the Ascension. We celebrate the completion of Jesus' Resurrection appearances to those who came to know him during his human life on this earth. They had some graced time after Jesus' death. They experienced more about living on in his love by letting God's Love live on in them. It was time for Jesus to leave again. He gave his life away, returning to the glory of God, leaving us the capacity for sacred communion with him. He offered us the gift of community and commissioned us to be love to one another

In the next ten days we focus on the in-between time of opening ourselves to recognizing the presence  of the Holy Spirit in our lives, in our world.  Our vocation is to love.  This is every one's vocation.

We live in a world that has been impregnated through the centuries with compassion, creativity, renewal, and love ever ancient, ever new. Our capacity to love one another shows up in so many ways. We too are agents of the love which Jesus manifested and passed on to us.

"Live on on my love. As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you."

Today we are hearing about the passing of Maya Angelou, a woman whose life embraced and empowered so many through her presence and her writing. Her last words to us are a great message as we await another Pentecost.

"Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God" 

May we all have the courage to listen and to follow the guidance of the Spirit of Love.